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capitulation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Capitulation  \Ca*pit`u*la"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  capitulation,  LL 
  capitulatio.] 
  1.  A  reducing  to  heads  or  articles;  a  formal  agreement. 
 
  With  special  capitulation  that  neither  the  Scots  nor 
  the  French  shall  refortify.  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  capitulating  or  surrendering  to  an  emeny  upon 
  stipulated  terms. 
 
  3.  The  instrument  containing  the  terms  of  an  agreement  or 
  surrender. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  capitulation 
  n  :  the  act  of  surrendering  (under  agreed  conditions);  "they 
  were  protected  until  the  capitulation  of  the  fort"  [syn: 
  {fall},  {surrender}] 




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