Capitulate Ca*pit"u*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Capitulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Capitulating}.] [LL. capitulatus, p. p. of capitulare to capitulate: cf. F. capituler. See {Capitular}, n.] 1. To settle or draw up the heads or terms of an agreement, as in chapters or articles; to agree. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

There capitulates with the king . . . to take to wife his daughter Mary. --Heylin. [1913 Webster]

There is no reason why the reducing of any agreement to certain heads or capitula should not be called to capitulate. --Trench. [1913 Webster]

2. To surrender on terms agreed upon (usually, drawn up under several heads); as, an army or a garrison capitulates. [1913 Webster]

The Irish, after holding out a week, capitulated. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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