Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To yield to the power of another; to give or deliver up possession of (anything) upon compulsion or demand;
surrenderone’s person to an enemy or to an officer; to
surrendera fort or a ship
To give up possession of; to yield; to resign;
surrendera right, privilege, or advantage
surrenderup that right which otherwise their founders might have in them.
To yield to any influence, emotion, passion, or power; – used reflexively;
surrenderone's self to grief, to despair, to indolence, or to sleep
To yield; to render or deliver up; to give up;
as, a principal.
surrenderedby his bail, a fugitive from justice by a foreign state, or a particular estate by the tenant thereof to him in remainder or reversion
To give up one's self into the power of another; to yield;
as, the enemy, seeing no way of escape,.
surrenderedat the first summons
The act of surrendering; the act of yielding, or resigning one's person, or the possession of something, into the power of another;
surrenderof a castle to an enemy; the
surrenderof a right
That he may secure some liberty he makes a
surrenderin trust of the whole of it.
The yielding of a particular estate to him who has an immediate estate in remainder or reversion.
The giving up of a principal into lawful custody by his bail.
The delivery up of fugitives from justice by one government to another, as by a foreign state. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To yield to the power of another; to give or deliver up possession upon compulsion or demand; as, to surrender one's person to an enemy, or to commissioners of bankrupt; to surrender a fort or a ship. [To surrender up is not elegant.]
2.To yield; to give up; to resign in favor of another; as,to surrender a right or privilege; to surrender a place or an office.
3.To give up; to resign; as, to surrender the breath.
4.In law, to yield an estate, as a tenant, into the hands of the lord for such purposes as are expressed in the act.
5.To yield to any influence,passion or power; as, to surrender one's self to grief, to despair, to indolence or to sleep.
1.A yielding or giving up.
2.In law, the yielding of an estate by a tenant to the lord, for such purposes as are expressed by the tenant in the act.