Captain

What is Captain?

Captain meaning in Military terminology / glossary / dictionary is:
The most senior of the Subaltern Rank. A Captain can be a platoon leader but usually will be found as a 2IC of a company. From Latin caput meaning head, it became capitaneus in late Latin meaning chief which then spawned capitaine in French. In general, it means Chief Leader or Chief of a Company and was used to describe a head general.

 

reference: GLOSSARY OF MILITARY TERMS

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