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noun ces·sion \ˈse-shən\

Simple Definition of cession

  • : the act of giving up something (such as power, land, or rights) to another person, group, or country

Full Definition of cession

  1. :  a yielding to another :  concession

Examples of cession

  1. territorial cessions from one state to another

  2. The law required cession of the land to the heirs.



Origin of cession

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin cession-, cessio, from cedere to withdraw — more at cede


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with cession



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