Definition of cession
: a yielding to another : concession
Examples of cession in a sentence
territorial cessions from one state to another
The law required cession of the land to the heirs.
Origin and Etymology of cession
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin cession-, cessio, from cedere to withdraw — more at cede
First Known Use: 15th century
CESSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cession for English Language Learners
: the act of giving up something (such as power, land, or rights) to another person, group, or country
Legal Definition of cession
1 : an act of ceding : a yielding (as of property) to another: as a in the civil law of Louisiana : assignment or transfer of property rights by a debtor to a creditor b : transfer of liability by an insurer to a reinsurer c : transfer of control of or sovereignty over specific property or territory especially by treaty such district…as may, by cession of particular States…become the seat of the government of the United States — U.S. Constitution art. I
2 : the monetary amount of liability ceded by an insurer to a reinsurer — compare concession
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