capitulation

[ kuh-pich-uh-ley-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF capitulation

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAPITULATION

After the capitulation he was made prisoner, and in escaping was wounded.

After the capitulation of the French army, Loubet was made a prisoner.

I proved right, for last month came the capitulation, and here I am.

Thither the allied armies had followed him and forced his capitulation.

The capitulation, with these modifications, was signed by Draper and the Archbishop-Governor.

The terms of capitulation were again stated, and there was some signing of paper.

Early on the 8th Vaudreuil yielded and signed the capitulation.

For twenty-four hours the haggle went on as to terms of capitulation.

It contained the first capitulation that the War Lord of Germany had ever made.

As you have been appointed chief, it is for you to propose the terms of capitulation.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "an agreement," from Middle French capitulation, noun of action from capituler "agree on specified terms," from Medieval Latin capitulare "to draw up in heads or chapters, arrange conditions," from capitulum "chapter," in classical Latin "heading," literally "a little head," diminutive of caput (genitive capitis) "head" (see capitulum). Meaning narrowed by mid-17c. to "make terms of surrender."

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