|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.|
|2.||To give up possession of; to yield; to resign; as, to surrender a right, privilege, or advantage.|
|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.|
|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 |
|Noun||1.||surrender - acceptance of despair|
|2.||surrender - a verbal act of admitting defeat|
|3.||surrender - the delivery of a principal into lawful custody|
|4.||surrender - the act of surrendering (under agreed conditions); "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"|
|Verb||1.||surrender - give up or agree to forego to the power or possession of another; "The last Taleban fighters finally surrendered"|
Synonyms: give up
|2.||surrender - relinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"|
|3.||surrender - relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another|
SURRENDER, estates, conveyancing. A yielding up of an estate for life or
years to him who has an immediate estate in reversion or remainder, by which
the lesser estate is merged in the greater by mutual agreement, Co. Litt.
2. A surrender is of a nature directly opposite to a release; for, as the latter operates by the greater estate descending upon the less, the former is the falling of a less estate into a greater, by deed. A surrender immediately divests the estate of the surrenderer, and vests it in the surrenderee, even without the assent (q.v.) of the latter. Touchs. 300, 301.
3. The technical and proper words of this conveyance are, surrender and yield up; but any form of words; by which the intention. of the parties is sufficiently manifested, will operate as a surrender, Perk. Sec. 607; 1 Term Rep. 441; Com. Dig. Surrender, A.
4. The surrender may be express or implied. The latter is when an estate, incompatible with the existing estate, is accepted or the lessee takes a new lease of the same lands. 16 Johns. Rep. 28; 2 Wils. 26; 1 Barn. & A. 50; 2 Barn. & A. 119; 5 Taunt. 518, and see 6 East, R. 86; 9 Barn. & Cr. 288 7 Watts, R. 128. Vide, generally, Cruise, Dig. tit. 32, c. 7; Com. Dig. h.t.; Vin. Ab. h.t.; 4 Kent, Com. 102; Nels. Ab. h.t.; Rolle's Ab. h.t. 11 East, R. 317, n.
5. The deed or instrument by which a surrender is made, is also called a surrender. For the law of presumption of surrenders, see Math. on Pres. ch. 13, p. 236; Addis. on Contr. 658-661.