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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, civ.law. 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.
It took about a second or two for "capitulation" to spring into my mind, but my next reaction said so much about what could well be the most miserable 12 months I've experienced as a Cardiff City fan.
"Issues such as capitulation, US forces' freedom of action, detention of Afghan nationals and US troops' extraterritorial missions for chasing enemy combatants are among the US demands allowed by the draft agreement, "and the Afghan government has no right to prevent the aforementioned," Seyhoon added.
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).
The capitulations and the Ottoman legal system; Qadis, Consuls and Beraths in the 18th century.