Posted By: FoFong

Recapitulate - 08/25/14 09:21 AM

Recapitulate does not mean 'to capitulate again', but this raises the question: How did capitulate come to mean what it does?
Posted By: A C Bowden

Re: Capitulate - 03/26/15 12:09 AM

'Capitulate' comes from Latin capitulum, 'chapter'. It originally meant 'to draw up terms of surrender (chapter by chapter)'.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Capitulate - 03/26/15 05:35 AM

You hit that one right on the nose. Exactly.
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