Capitulation Ca*pit`u*la"tion (k[.a]*p[i^]t`[-u]*l[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. capitulation, LL. capitulatio.] 1. A reducing to heads or articles; a formal agreement. [1913 Webster]

With special capitulation that neither the Scots nor the French shall refortify. --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of capitulating or surrendering to an enemy upon stipulated terms. [1913 Webster]

3. The instrument containing the terms of an agreement or surrender. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(by treaty)

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