Definition of secede
: to withdraw from an organization (such as a religious communion or political party or federation)
Examples of secede in a sentence
South Carolina seceded from the Union in 1860.
Origin and Etymology of secede
Latin secedere, from sed-, se- apart (from sed, se without) + cedere to go — more at suicide
First Known Use: 1749
SECEDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of secede for English Language Learners
: to separate from a nation or state and become independent
SECEDE Defined for Kids
Definition of secede for Students
: to end an association with an organization (as a country)
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