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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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It is a big mistake to concede capitulation few months before the Summit of NATO," said SDSM Secretary General Andrej Petrov.
The draft includes capitulations and US operation outside Afghan borders," Seyfoldin Seyhoon, a member of Afghanistan's National United Front, told FNA in Kabul.
Peter Hanson and Anders Hansen are a shot behind, but the story of the day was Graeme McDowell's capitulation as he fired a ten-over-par 81 in his third round.
Capitulation "We've got to concentrate on ourselves and go out there and put on a good performance - and we are capable of doing that.
While many sections of the Australian media have gleefully swooped on the capitulation of Andy Flower's side, Roebuck believes the tourists can retain the urn if they keep their composure.
The plan is aimed at ending a conflict in which more than 40 000 people have died, but the opposition sees it as capitulation to Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) guerrillas.
We are now entering the final phase of the slump: capitulation and acceptance that natural forces should be allowed to play.
One reason to believe capitulation has arrived at the newspaper sector was the disclosure that hedge fund and professional share activists Harbinger Capital Partners cut its stake in Tampa Tribune publisher Media General, and threw in the towel on some big-money bets it made that New York Times Co.
Euro Rebound Favored Among Majority Of DailyFX Analysts After a few weeks of incredible volatility and euro/sterling selling, a number of the DailyFX Analysts are looking for capitulation in a period of retracement.
However, it could be his last at Eastlands as his job was under threat even before the capitulation at the Riverside.
In recent months we've seen a U-turn on an EU referendum, a capitulation on rural Post Offices and an end to the 10p rate of income tax which was designed to help the poorest and most vulnerable.