Origin of capitulation
Examples from the Web for capitulation
Hence, I suspect, the panic, the lockdown, the capitulation.Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack|James Poulos|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Barzeh truce sparked outrage from commentators aligned with the opposition, who viewed it as little more than capitulation.Local Truces Are Syria’s Sad Little Pieces of Peace|Joshua Hersh|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
U.S. and Israeli hawks are rushing to call the interim nuclear agreement a capitulation and Obama another Chamberlain.No, Obama’s Iran Deal Was Not a Munich-Style Surrender|Peter Beinart|November 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A successful end to the current talks, in the eyes of the West, would represent not so much compromise as capitulation.Have Iran Talks Fallen Victim to 'Negotiation Fetishism?'|Matt Lerner|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
By holding firm and refusing to bend to Republican demands for capitulation, Obama has broken the Republican Party.
On the capitulation of Burgoyne, near five thousand men had been detached by Gates to his aid.The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5)|John Marshall
This was agreed to, under articles of capitulation, by which the effects of the people therein were secured to them.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2|Edgerton Ryerson
As soon as the work was finished, they sent ambassadors to treat about a capitulation.
The Romans, when investing towns, always accepted offers of capitulation, if made before the battering ram had touched the walls.The Rights of War and Peace|Hugo Grotius
By the capitulation, private property was to be respected, and public property only surrendered.
British Dictionary definitions for capitulation
Word Origin and History for capitulation
1530s, "an agreement," from Middle French capitulation, noun of action from capituler "agree on specified terms," from Medieval Latin capitulare "to draw up in heads or chapters, arrange conditions," from capitulum "chapter," in classical Latin "heading," literally "a little head," diminutive of caput (genitive capitis) "head" (see capitulum). Meaning narrowed by mid-17c. to "make terms of surrender."