Surrender

Definition of Surrender

Sur`ren´der
surrender value).
v. t.1.To yield to the power of another; to give or deliver up possession of (anything) upon compulsion or demand; as, to surrender one's person to an enemy or to an officer; to surrender a fort or a ship.
[imp. & p. p. Surrendered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Surrendering.]
2.To give up possession of; to yield; to resign; as, to surrender a right, privilege, or advantage.
To surrender up that right which otherwise their founders might have in them.
- Hooker.
3.To yield to any influence, emotion, passion, or power; - used reflexively; as, to surrender one's self to grief, to despair, to indolence, or to sleep.
4.(Law) To yield; to render or deliver up; to give up; as, a principal surrendered by his bail, a fugitive from justice by a foreign state, or a particular estate by the tenant thereof to him in remainder or reversion.
v. i.1.To give up one's self into the power of another; to yield; as, the enemy, seeing no way of escape, surrendered at the first summons.
n.1.The act of surrendering; the act of yielding, or resigning one's person, or the possession of something, into the power of another; as, the surrender of a castle to an enemy; the surrender of a right.
That he may secure some liberty he makes a surrender in trust of the whole of it.
- Burke.
2.(Law) The yielding of a particular estate to him who has an immediate estate in remainder or reversion.
3.(Insurance) The voluntary cancellation of the legal liability of the company by the insured and beneficiary for a consideration (called the

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