capitulation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French capitulation.

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Noun[edit]

capitulation (countable and uncountable, plural capitulations)

  1. A reducing to heads or articles; a formal agreement.
  2. The act of capitulating or surrendering to an enemy upon stipulated terms; the act of ceasing to resist an opponent or an unwelcome demand.
  3. The instrument containing the terms of an agreement or surrender.
  4. An enumeration of the main parts of a subject.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

capitulation f (plural capitulations)

  1. (archaic) treaty, convention; especially a treaty regarding the rights of nationals of one party with respect to the government of the other party
    • 1841, book title
      Capitulations et traités entre la France et la Porte Ottomane
      Treaties and capitulations between France and the Ottoman Porte
    1849, François-René de Chateaubriand, Mémoires d'Outre-Tombe[1]:
    Il y a use belle capitulation entre Henri IV et Saint-Malo
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  2. capitulation

Descendants[edit]

  • Ottoman Turkish: قاپیتولاسیون
    • Turkish: kapitülasyon

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