Definition of Capitulation

1. Noun. A document containing the terms of surrender.

Generic synonyms: Document, Papers, Written Document



2. Noun. A summary that enumerates the main parts of a topic.
Generic synonyms: Sum-up, Summary
Specialized synonyms: Recap, Recapitulation, Review

3. Noun. The act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions). "They were protected until the capitulation of the fort"
Exact synonyms: Fall, Surrender
Generic synonyms: Loss
Derivative terms: Capitulate, Fall, Fall, Fall, Surrender

Definition of Capitulation

1. n. A reducing to heads or articles; a formal agreement.

Definition of Capitulation

1. Noun. A reducing to heads or articles; a formal agreement. ¹

2. Noun. The act of capitulating or surrendering to an enemy upon stipulated terms. ¹

3. Noun. The instrument containing the terms of an agreement or surrender. ¹

4. Noun. An enumeration of the main parts of a subject. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Capitulation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Capitulation

capitonnage
capitonym
capitonyms
capitopedal
capitualtion
capitula
capitular
capitular joint
capitularies
capitularly
capitulary
capitulate
capitulated
capitulates
capitulating
capitulation (current term)
capitulationer
capitulationest
capitulationism
capitulationist
capitulations
capitulator
capitule
capitulescence
capitulum
capitulum humeri
capitulum of humerus
capiz
capizes
caplan's syndrome

Literary usage of Capitulation

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1. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1899)
"The junta is of unanimous opinion that the necessity for capitulation has ... Negotiations for the capitulation having been opened, we think it proper to ..."

2. Commentaries Upon International Law by Robert Phillimore, Reginald James Mure (1885)
"... inasmuch as it throws great light upon the principles of International Law, both as they relate to capitulation, and also as they relate to the effect ..."

3. The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor (1906)
"Otto de Carretto promises soon to send the Duke of Milan a copy of the Election capitulation, which, when he wrote, he had not himself seen. ..."

4. A History of Greece: From Its Conquest by the Romans to the Present Time, B by George Finlay (1877)
"He harangued the soldiers, and opposed all terms of capitulation. ... A capitulation was arranged after a good deal of negotiation, for the besieged could ..."

5. Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the Political by John Joseph Lalor (1883)
"The hitter form of submission, especially when a fortress is in question, is called more particularly a capitulation. Nevertheless, it would seem that in ..."

6. Nelson and the Neapolitan Jacobins: Documents Relating to the Suppression of by Harold Cooke Gutteridge (1903)
"FIRST OFFER OF capitulation. [Sinclair MSS. Vindication, p. 157. ... to prevent the effusion of human blood, we accept the offer of capitulation provided ..."

7. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1859)
"To-day, about one- o'clock, the articles of capitulation were signed and interchanged, and about two o'clock, PM, the British garrison of York, ..."

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