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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of surrendering or giving up. See Synonyms at surrender.
  • n. A document containing the terms of surrender.
  • n. An enumeration of the main parts of a subject; a summary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A reducing to heads or articles; a formal agreement.
  • n. The act of capitulating or surrendering to an enemy upon stipulated terms.
  • n. The instrument containing the terms of an agreement or surrender.
  • n. An enumeration of the main parts of a subject.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A reducing to heads or articles; a formal agreement.
  • n. The act of capitulating or surrendering to an enemy upon stipulated terms.
  • n. The instrument containing the terms of an agreement or surrender.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An article or articles of agreement; formal agreement. Specifically
  • n. The act of capitulating or surrendering to an enemy upon stipulated terms or conditions; also, the treaty or instrument containing the conditions of such a surrender.
  • n. In the Holy Roman Empire, the contract or pledge entered into by the elected emperor, before receiving coronation, with the electors, in which the latter generally secured some concession as the price of their votes.
  • n. plural The name given by Europeans to those treaties and concessions of the early sultans of Turkey which secure to foreigners residing there rights of exterritoriality, in continuation of similar privileges granted to foreign residents by the Byzantine empire.
  • n. Conventions formerly entered into by the Swiss cantons to regulate the employment of Swiss troops by the popes, the Netherlands, and the kings of Spain, Naples, and France.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
  • n. a document containing the terms of surrender
  • n. a summary that enumerates the main parts of a topic

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