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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, 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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Koby Arthur thought he had done enough with his brace to secure Macclesfield an opening-day win on the road, only for the visitors to capitulate right at the last.
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But ahead of his side's trip to face Albion Rovers tomorrow, Roberts said: "Teams would have to capitulate for us to make the top four but we have to be ready if they do.
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Wakefield Tri' Wildcats 6 St Helens 50 WAKEFIELD coach John Kear has called for some soul-searching from his players after watching them capitulate in familiar fashion to go down 50-6 at home to St Helens.
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