What does CAPITAL, ADJ mean?

CAPITAL, ADJ meaning in Law Dictionary

ffecting or regarding the mind or lifetime of an individual; entailing the best penalty. Thus, a capital crime is the one punishable with demise. Walker v. State, 28 Tex. App. 503, 13 S. W. 860; Ex zona McCrary, 22 Ala. 72; Ex zona Dusenberry, 97 Mo. 504,11 S. W. 217. Capital punishment is the punishment of death. In addition major; leading; main; as "money burgess." 10 Mod. 100.