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SURRENDER

To give up, return, or yield.

The word surrender presupposes the possession or ownership of the thing that is to be returned or given up. It indicates a transfer of title as well as possession, but it does not express or in any way suggest the transaction of a sale and delivery. Instead, it involves yielding or delivering in response to a demand. A surrender may be compelled or it may be voluntary.

In landlord-tenant law, surrender occurs when a tenant agrees to return the leased premises to the landlord before the expiration of the lease and the landlord agrees to accept the return of the premises.

In this respect a surrender differs from abandonment, which is simply a unilateral act on the part of the tenant. In contrast, a surrender arises through a mutual agreement between the lessor and lessee.

Surrender is used in many areas of substantive law. For example, in criminal law it refers to a suspect's giving up to the police. In insurance law the "cash surrender" value is the amount of money a person will receive when he elects to end a policy and take the proceeds allocated under the insurance contract.

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sur·ren·der / səˈrendər/ • v. [intr.] cease resistance to an enemy or opponent and submit to their authority: over 140 rebels surrendered to the authorities. ∎  [tr.] give up or hand over (a person, right, or possession), typically on compulsion or demand: in 1815 Denmark surrendered Norway to Sweden they refused to surrender their weapons. ∎  [tr.] (in a sports contest) lose (a point, game, or advantage): she surrendered only twenty games in her five qualifying matches. ∎  (surrender to) abandon oneself entirely to (a powerful emotion or influence); give in to: he was surprised that Miriam should surrender to this sort of jealousy | he surrendered himself to the mood of the hills. ∎  [tr.] (of an insured person) cancel (a life insurance policy) and receive back a proportion of the premiums paid. • n. the action of surrendering. ∎  the action of surrendering a life insurance policy.

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surrender (leg.) giving up of an estate or tenancy; giving up of oneself. XV. — AN. surrender, OF. inf. surrendre used as sb. (see -ER5), whence surrender vb. XV; see SUR-2, RENDER.

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