what is difference between capitulation and surrender
From Middle French capitulation.
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
capitulation (countable and uncountable, plural capitulations)
- A reducing to heads or articles; a formal agreement.
- The act of capitulating or surrendering to an enemy upon stipulated terms; the act of ceasing to resist an opponent or an unwelcome demand.
- The instrument containing the terms of an agreement or surrender.
- An enumeration of the main parts of a subject.
capitulation f (plural capitulations)
- (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
- 1841, book title
- → Turkish: kapitülasyon
- “capitulation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- surrendre (obsolete)
From Old French surrendre, from sur- + rendre (“render”). Noun use is from Anglo-Norman.
- IPA(key): /səˈɹɛndəɹ/
- Rhymes: -ɛndə(ɹ)
surrender (third-person singular simple present surrenders, present participle surrendering, simple past and past participle surrendered)
- (transitive) To give up into the power, control, or possession of another.
- (military, by extension, transitive) To yield (a town, a fortification, etc.) to an enemy.
- (intransitive or reflexive) To give oneself up into the power of another, especially as a prisoner; to submit or give in.
- I surrender!
- (transitive) To give up possession of; to yield; to resign.
- to surrender a right, privilege, or advantage
- (reflexive) To yield (oneself) to an influence, emotion, passion, etc.
- to surrender oneself to grief, to despair, to indolence, or to sleep
- (transitive, intransitive, blackjack) To abandon (one’s hand of cards) and recover half of the initial bet.
- (transitive, insurance) For a policyholder, to voluntarily terminate an insurance contract before the end of its term, usually with the expectation of receiving a surrender value.
- ((transitive) give up into the power, control, or possession of another): hand over, overgive
- ((intransitive) give oneself up into the power of another): strike one’s flag, wave the white flag
surrender (countable and uncountable, plural surrenders)
- An act of surrendering, submission into the possession of another; abandonment, resignation.
- The yielding or delivery of a possession in response to a demand.
- (law, property law) The yielding of the leasehold estate by the lessee to the landlord, so that the tenancy for years merges in the reversion and no longer exists.