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capitulationnoun 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
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.