Simple Definition of secede
: to separate from a nation or state and become independent
Full Definition of secede
: to withdraw from an organization (as a religious communion or political party or federation)
Examples of secede
South Carolina seceded from the Union in 1860.
Origin of secede
Latin secedere, from sed-, se- apart (from sed, se without) + cedere to go — more at suicide
First Known Use: 1749
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