secession

noun se·ces·sion \ si-ˈse-shən \
Updated on: 27 Nov 2017

Definition of secession

1 : withdrawal into privacy or solitude : retirement
2 : formal withdrawal from an organization

Examples of secession in a Sentence

  1. the secession of the Southern states

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Origin and Etymology of secession

Latin secession-, secessio, from secedere


SECESSION Defined for English Language Learners

secession

noun

Definition of secession for English Language Learners

  • : the act of separating from a nation or state and becoming independent



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