Word of the day

The word for today is…

capitulate (verb) – 1. To surrender under specified conditions.
2. To give up all resistance; acquiesce.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The English verb capitulate is from the Late Latin capitulātus “drawn up or arranged in chapters or headings,” from the verb capitulāre “to arrange in chapters, summarise, stipulate (in a contract), agree.” Capitulāre is a derivative of the noun capitulum, one of whose meanings in Late Latin is “section of a law,” in the Corpus Juris Civilis of the emperor Justinian (483-565). Capitulate entered English in the 16th century.


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