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capitulation

[kuh-pich-uh-ley-shuh n] /kəˌpɪtʃ əˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of capitulating.
2.
the document containing the terms of a surrender.
3.
a list of the headings or main divisions of a subject; a summary or enumeration.
4.
Often, capitulations. a treaty or agreement by which subjects of one country residing or traveling in another are extended extraterritorial rights or special privileges, especially such a treaty between a European country and the former Ottoman rulers of Turkey.
Origin of capitulation
1525-1535
1525-35; < Medieval Latin capitulātiōn- (stem of capitulātiō). See capitulate, -ion
Related forms
capitulatory
[kuh-pich-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kəˈpɪtʃ ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
noncapitulation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for capitulatory

capitulation

/kəˌpɪtjʊˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of capitulating
2.
a document containing terms of surrender
3.
a statement summarizing the main divisions of a subject
Derived Forms
capitulatory, adjective
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Word Origin and History for capitulatory

capitulation

n.

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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