capitulation

[ kuh-pich-uh-ley-shuh n ]
/ kəˌpɪtʃ əˈleɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of capitulating.
the document containing the terms of a surrender.
a list of the headings or main divisions of a subject; a summary or enumeration.
Often capitulations. a treaty or agreement by which subjects of one country residing or traveling in another are extended extraterritorial rights or special privileges, especially such a treaty between a European country and the former Ottoman rulers of Turkey.

Origin of capitulation

First recorded in 1525–35, capitulation is from the Medieval Latin word capitulātiōn- (stem of capitulātiō). See capitulate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM capitulation

ca·pit·u·la·to·ry [kuh-pich-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kəˈpɪtʃ ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivenon·ca·pit·u·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for capitulation

capitulation
/ (kəˌpɪtjʊˈleɪʃən) /

noun

the act of capitulating
a document containing terms of surrender
a statement summarizing the main divisions of a subject

Derived forms of capitulation

capitulatory, adjective
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