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 for capitulation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Capitulation \Ca*pit`u*la"tion\
     (k[.a]*p[i^]t`[-u]*l[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. capitulation,
     LL. capitulatio.]
     1. A reducing to heads or articles; a formal agreement.
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              With special capitulation that neither the Scots nor
              the French shall refortify.           --Bp. Burnet.
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     2. The act of capitulating or surrendering to an enemy upon
        stipulated terms.
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     3. The instrument containing the terms of an agreement or
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a document containing the terms of surrender
      2: a summary that enumerates the main parts of a topic
      3: the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions);
         "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"
         [syn: capitulation, fall, surrender]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "capitulation":
     NATO, SEATO, abandonment, account, accounts, alliance, body count,
     cartel, census, cession, concord, concordat, convention, count,
     entente, entente cordiale, giving in, giving over, giving up,
     head count, international agreement, inventory, league,
     mutual-defense treaty, nonaggression pact, nose count, paction,
     recapitulation, recedence, recession, reckoning, recount,
     recounting, rehearsal, relinquishment, renunciation, repertory,
     retreat, statement, submission, summary, summation, summing,
     summing up, surrender, treaty

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CAPITULATION, war. The treaty which determines the conditions under which a 
  fortified place is abandoned to the commanding officer of the army which 
  besieges it. 
       2. On surrender by capitulation, all the property of the inhabitants 
  protected by the articles, is considered by the law of nations as neutral, 
  and not subject to capture on the high seas, by the belligerent or its ally. 
  2 Dall. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CAPITULATION, civ.law. An agreement by which the prince and the people, or 
  those who have the right of. the people, regulate the manner in which the 
  government is to be administered. Wolff, Sec. 989. 

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