Definitions for secedesɪˈsid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. secede, splinter, break away(verb)

    withdraw from an organization or communion

    "After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away"


  1. secede(Verb)

    To split from or to withdraw from membership of a political union, an alliance or an organisation.

  2. secede(Verb)

    To split or to withdraw one or more constituent entities from membership of a political union, an alliance or an organisation.

  3. Origin: From secedo, from se- ("apart") + cedo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Secede(verb)

    to withdraw from fellowship, communion, or association; to separate one's self by a solemn act; to draw off; to retire; especially, to withdraw from a political or religious body

  2. Origin: [L. secedere, secessum; pref se- aside + cedere to go, move. See Cede.]

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