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secession

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noun se·ces·sion \si-ˈse-shən\

Simple Definition of secession

  • : the act of separating from a nation or state and becoming independent

Full Definition of secession

  1. 1 :  withdrawal into privacy or solitude :  retirement

  2. 2 :  formal withdrawal from an organization

Examples of secession

  1. the secession of the Southern states



Origin of secession

Latin secession-, secessio, from secedere


First Known Use: 1604



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