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verb intr.: To cease resisting; surrender.
From Latin capitulare (to draw up under headings [the articles of agreement]), from capitulum (little head, chapter), from caput (head). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kaput- (head), also the origin of head, captain, chef, chapter, cadet, cattle, chattel, achieve, biceps, mischief, and occiput. Earliest documented use: 1537.
"Hard fighting continued for two months, until the Poles were forced finally to capitulate on 2 October 1944."
Richard Evans; Bloodbath Before Dawn; New Statesman (London, UK); Oct 18, 2013.
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