cession

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noun ces·sion \ ˈse-shən \

Definition of cession

:a yielding to another :concession

Examples of cession in a Sentence

  1. territorial cessions from one state to another

  2. The law required cession of the land to the heirs.

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Origin and Etymology of cession

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin cession-, cessio, from cedere to withdraw — more at cede


CESSION Defined for English Language Learners

cession

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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


Law Dictionary

cession

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noun ces·sion \ ˈse-shən \

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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