AskDefine | Define capitulation

Dictionary Definition



1 a summary that enumerates the main parts of a topic
2 the act of surrendering (under agreed conditions); "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort" [syn: fall, surrender]

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  1. A reducing to heads or articles; a formal agreement.
  2. The act of capitulating or surrendering to an enemy upon stipulated terms.
  3. The instrument containing the terms of an agreement or surrender.

Extensive Definition

Capitulation or Capitulations may have the following special meanings.
capitulation in French: Capitulation

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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