secede

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verb se·cede \si-ˈsēd\

Definition of secede

seceded

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seceding

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to withdraw from an organization (such as a religious communion or political party or federation)

seceder

noun

Examples of secede in a Sentence

  1. 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

secede

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verb se·cede \si-ˈsēd\

Definition of secede for English Language Learners

  • : to separate from a nation or state and become independent


SECEDE Defined for Kids

secede

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verb se·cede \si-ˈsēd\

Definition of secede for Students

seceded

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seceding

  1. :  to end an association with an organization (as a country)


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