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#218274 - 08/25/14 05:21 AM Recapitulate
FoFong Offline
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Recapitulate does not mean 'to capitulate again', but this raises the question: How did capitulate come to mean what it does?

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#220646 - 03/25/15 08:09 PM Re: Capitulate [Re: FoFong]
A C Bowden Offline
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'Capitulate' comes from Latin capitulum, 'chapter'. It originally meant 'to draw up terms of surrender (chapter by chapter)'.

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#220651 - 03/26/15 01:35 AM Re: Capitulate [Re: A C Bowden]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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You hit that one right on the nose. Exactly.
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