1. A reducing to heads or articles; a formal agreement.
With special capitulation that neither the Scots nor the French shall refortify. --Bp. Burnet.
2. The act of capitulating or surrendering to an enemy upon stipulated terms.
3. The instrument containing the terms of an agreement or surrender.
n 1: a summary that enumerates the main parts of a topic
2: the act of surrendering (under agreed conditions); "they
were protected until the capitulation of the fort" [syn: fall,