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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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What proved to be a main stumbling block between Egypt and several capitulatory powers was the duration of the transitional period to effectively abolish mixed courts.
By the time of the Ottoman-American Trade and Navigation Agreement of 1830, a capitulatory regime, which included lower tariffs as well as legal exemption, was established in favor of American merchants.
Israel itself derives from America; these deputies and ministers that have been imposed upon us derive from America--they are all agents of America, for if they were not, they would rise up in protest." See Ruhollah Khomeini, "The Granting of Capitulatory Rights to the US" (speech, Qom, Iraq, October 27, 1964), 25, 32, 187.