capitulation

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noun ca·pit·u·la·tion \kə-ˌpi-chə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of capitulation

  1. 1 :  a set of terms or articles (see article 1c) constituting an agreement between governments

  2. 2a :  the act of surrendering or yielding the capitulation of the defenders of the besieged townb :  the terms of surrender

Examples of capitulation in a Sentence

  1. her sudden capitulation surprised everyone; she usually debated for hours

Origin and Etymology of capitulation

see capitulate


First Known Use: 1535



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