Capitol of a City or Capital of a City?

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Hi guys, I thought I got my English sorted out till I came across these two words.

 

For the life of me, is it capital or capitol when you’re referring to a city? I looked it up but every one seems to be using these two words interchangeably. This cannot be right! Capital punishment, or capitol punishment? Capital of a city, or capitol of a city?

 

Thanks for your help guys, I appreciate it!

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I was taught to remember that 'capitol' and 'dome' both have an 'o', and most capitol buildings have a dome.

link comment answered Aug 20 '13 at 21:45 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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