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

  • n. Acceptance of or resignation to the prospect of defeat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Acceptance of defeat without struggle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. acceptance of the inevitability of defeat.

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

  • n. acceptance of the inevitability of defeat


Coined in France during World War I regarding certain opponents. (Wiktionary)



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