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  • n. Plural form of capitulation.


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  • During the 18th and 19th centuries, Russia, Belgium, Greece, and the United States also obtained capitulations from the Ottomans.

    Pursuit of an 'Unparalleled Opportunity': The American YMCA and Prisoner of War Diplomacy among the Central Power Nations during World War I

  • In the Middle Ages it protected them by force of arms; but since the sixteenth centuries, by treaties called capitulations, the first of which was drawn up in 1535.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • When charged afterwards with having written by Harley's instructions, he denied this, but admitted the existence of certain "capitulations," in which he stipulated for liberty to write according to his own judgment, guided only by a sense of gratitude to his benefactor.

    Daniel Defoe

  • Government, upon "capitulations" of which chance has preserved the record in his own handwriting.

    Daniel Defoe

  • Foreigners had secured many privileges or "capitulations" that they could not be brought under local jurisdiction, but were subject only to the codes of justice of their own countries, administered through their own consular courts.

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  • They were known as "capitulations" and "unequal treaties," and as these names suggest, they were not welcomed by the nations involved.


  • "capitulations", or ante-election agreements binding on the new pope; it is also forbidden to cardinals to treat of the papal succession among themselves during the pope's lifetime; the pope may, however, treat of the matter with the cardinals.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • The capitulations of Trias and Aguinaldo and the collapse of most of the resistance north of Manila by spring 1901 left Malvar little chance of success.

    Between War and Peace

  • And while Cole and others like him might wish that progressives banded together to cheer along bullshit negotiations with Snowe and Enzi and repeated capitulations to an irrelevant minority and its corporatist allies in the Democratic Party, ...

    Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » Comment Of The Day

  • My most concise feelings about the current administration are a sense of wonder over the grand ambitions and tremendous accomplishments (yes, accomplishments; whether you like the contents or not, no one else has been able to get a health care bill through congress for a hundred years), countered by mounting horror over the compromises, capitulations, passive stances, feeble executions, disingenuous misleads, and creepy collusions behind each victory, and each defeat.

    Evan Handler: A Harsh, Cold Slap of Reality


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