What is Capitulation?

Legal Definition
Civ.law. An agreement by which the prince and the people, or those who have the right of. the people, regulate the manner in which the government is to be administered. Wolff, 989.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
War. The treaty which determines the conditions under which a fortified place is abandoned to the commanding officer of the army which besieges it.

2. On surrender by capitulation, all the property of the inhabitants protected by the articles, is considered by the law of nations as neutral, and not subject to capture on the high seas, by the belligerent or its ally. 2 Dall.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
In military law. The surrender of a fort or fortified town to a besieging army; the treaty or agreement between the commanding officers which embodies the terms and conditions on which the surrender is made. In the civil law. An agreement by which the prince and the people or those who have the right of the people, regulate the manner in which the government is to be administered. Wolffius, § 989.
-- Black's Law Dictionary