retrocede


ret·ro·cede

verb \ˌre-trō-ˈsēd\
ret·ro·ced·edret·ro·ced·ing

Definition of RETROCEDE

intransitive verb
:  to go back :  recede
transitive verb
[French rétrocéder, from Medieval Latin retrocedere, from Latin retro- + cedere to cede] :  to cede back (as a territory)
ret·ro·ces·sion \-ˈse-shən\ noun

Origin of RETROCEDE

Latin retrocedere, from retro- + cedere to go, cede
First Known Use: 1654

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