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
: a yielding to another : concession
Examples of cession
territorial cessions from one state to another
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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