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.
Recent Examples of secede from the Web
The series takes place in an alternate timeline, where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution.
Finally, I was perplexed by the suggestion that Louisville and Lexington want to secede from Kentucky.
After decades of fighting between the Arab Muslim north and largely Christian south, the two sides voted on a referendum to let the south secede.
But at the time, Lindros’s father, Carl, expressed concerns about playing in a province that was threatening to secede.
Arizona seceded from the Union in March 1861 as a territory, not a state, but in about a year's time the Union had put Arizona back in its place.
Every state that seceded mentioned slavery as the cause in their declarations of secession.
Buchanan, who is buried in Lancaster, has regularly been ranked one of the worst presidents by historians, citing his ambivalence towards the South wanting to secede from the Union prior to the Civil War.
The war secretary opposed Johnson’s policy of leniency toward Southern states that had seceded from the Union.
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Definition of secede for English Language Learners
: to separate from a nation or state and become independent
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Definition of secede for Students
: to end an association with an organization (as a country)
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