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secession

noun se·ces·sion \si-ˈse-shən\

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

Full Definition of SECESSION

1
:  withdrawal into privacy or solitude :  retirement
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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