Meaning of capitulation

ca•pit•u•la•tion

Pronunciation: (ku-pich"u-lā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of capitulating.
  2. the document containing the terms of a surrender.
  3. a list of the headings or main divisions of a subject; a summary or enumeration.
  4. Often,a treaty or agreement by which subjects of one country residing or traveling in another are extended extraterritorial rights or special privileges, esp. such a treaty between a European country and the former Ottoman rulers of Turkey.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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