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noun abandonment, acquiescence, assent, compliance, consent, docility, giving way, obedience, passiveness, passivity, recedence, recession, relinquishment, resignation, submission, submissiveness, submittal, unresistingness, yielding
Associated concepts: confession, nolo contendere, plea of guilty
See also: capsule, compromise, concession, hornbook, resignation

CAPITULATION, war. The treaty which determines the conditions under which a fortified place is abandoned to the commanding officer of the army which besieges it.
     2. On surrender by capitulation, all the property of the inhabitants protected by the articles, is considered by the law of nations as neutral, and not subject to capture on the high seas, by the belligerent or its ally. 2 Dall.

CAPITULATION, An agreement by which the prince and the people, or those who have the right of. the people, regulate the manner in which the government is to be administered. Wolff, Sec. 989.

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The capitulations phenomenon, started by the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century, was a fundamental impediment to Egyptian sovereignty.
Given that Jones' Wolves team spectacularly failed to clinch promotion in 2002 after being well clear at the top of the table going into the last couple of months of the campaign, there is evidence to suggest that a side's capacity for capitulation is set by their manager - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's sides certainly had a penchant for caving in too.
The draft includes capitulations and US operation outside Afghan borders," Seyfoldin Seyhoon, a member of Afghanistan's National United Front, told FNA in Kabul.
The succession of wickets revived memories of Australia's capitulations during last year's Ashes series at Lord's, Edgbaston and The Oval.
For although the Kenningtonfirm were long of the Three Lions on the second Test index and made plenty of money on the Windies' first-innings 146 with buyers at 280 (minimal weekend index movement despite the weather), the tourists' two capitulations saw them bust their series 'losing yer bottle' special allocation (99 at one point for every run in a total less than 200) in one match (113).