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#218274 - 08/25/14 09:21 AM Recapitulate  
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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?

#220646 - 03/26/15 12:09 AM Re: Capitulate [Re: FoFong]  
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'Capitulate' comes from Latin capitulum, 'chapter'. It originally meant 'to draw up terms of surrender (chapter by chapter)'.

#220651 - 03/26/15 05:35 AM Re: Capitulate [Re: A C Bowden]  
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You hit that one right on the nose. Exactly.

----please, draw me a sheep----

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