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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun acceptance of the inevitability of defeat.

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  • noun Acceptance of defeat without struggle.

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  • noun acceptance of the inevitability of defeat

Etymologies

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Coined in France during World War I regarding certain opponents.

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