from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To surrender under specified conditions; come to terms.
- intransitive v. To give up all resistance; acquiesce. See Synonyms at yield.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To draw up in chapters; to enumerate.
- v. To draw up the articles of treaty with; to treat, bargain, parley.
- v. To agree terms of surrender; to end all resistance, to give up; to go along with or comply.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To settle or draw up the heads or terms of an agreement, as in chapters or articles; to agree.
- intransitive v. To surrender on terms agreed upon (usually, drawn up under several heads).
- transitive v. To surrender or transfer, as an army or a fortress, on certain conditions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To draw up a writing in chapters, heads, or articles; hence, to draw up articles of agreement; arrange terms of agreement; treat; also, to enter into an agreement; confederate.
- To surrender to an enemy on stipulated conditions.
- Having a capitulum or knob. Specifically
- In botany, head-like: applied to the apothecium of a lichen when it is irregularly rounded or globular and seated on the apex of a stem-like portion of the thallus, as in Cladonia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. surrender under agreed conditions
Medieval Latin capitulāre, capitulāt-, to draw up in chapters, from capitulum, chapter; see chapter.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the participle stem of Medieval Latin capitulare ("draw up under headings"), from Latin capitulum ("heading, chapter, title"), diminutive of caput ("head"). (Wiktionary)