Etymology
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cession (n.)

late 14c., "a relinquishing, act of yielding," from Old French cession "cession; death" (13c.), from Latin cessionem (nominative cessio) "a giving up, surrendering," noun of action from past participle stem of cedere "to go away, yield" (from PIE root *ked- "to go, yield"). Related: Cessionary.

updated on October 29, 2017

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Definitions of cession from WordNet

cession (n.)
the act of ceding;
Synonyms: ceding
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