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cession

noun ces·sion \ˈse-shən\

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

Full Definition of CESSION

:  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

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