Definition of CAPITULATION


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.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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