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Definitions for Secession
sɪˈsɛʃ ənSe·ces·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. secession, sezessionnoun

    an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s

  2. Secessionnoun

    the withdrawal of eleven southern states from the Union in 1860 which precipitated the American Civil War

  3. secession, withdrawalnoun

    formal separation from an alliance or federation


  1. secessionnoun

    The act of seceding.


  1. Secession

    Secession is the withdrawal of a group from a larger entity, especially a political entity, but also from any organization, union or military alliance. Some of the most famous and significant secessions have been: the former Soviet republics leaving the Soviet Union, and Algeria leaving France. Threats of secession can be a strategy for achieving more limited goals. It is, therefore, a process, which commences once a group proclaims the act of secession (e.g. declaration of independence). A secession attempt might be violent or peaceful, but the goal is the creation of a new state or entity independent from the group or territory it seceded from.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Secessionnoun

    the act of seceding; separation from fellowship or association with others, as in a religious or political organization; withdrawal

    Etymology: [L. secessio: cf. F. scession. See Secede.]

  2. Secessionnoun

    the withdrawal of a State from the national Union

    Etymology: [L. secessio: cf. F. scession. See Secede.]


  1. Secession

    Secession is the act of withdrawing from an organization, union, or especially a political entity. Threats of secession can also be a strategy for achieving more limited goals.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Secession in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Secession in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Secession in a Sentence

  1. Vincenzo Scarpetta:

    The problem with Sturgeon's plan is that she appears to assume that if there's a referendum on Scottish independence before Brexit, then Scotland can remain a member of the European Union, this is a legal headache for Europe. Clearly the European Commission's position is that in cases of secession, the newly created state would have to apply from scratch.

  2. Alexander Hamilton Stephens:

    The real object of those who resorted to Secession, as well as those who sustained it, was not to overthrow the Government of the United States but to perpetuate the principles upon which it was founded. The object in quitting the Union was not to destroy, but to save the principles of the Constitution.

  3. Josh Doggrell:

    He asked me, 'What is the magic bean that would arouse our people to see exactly what was happening to them and how necessary the step of secession is?'.

  4. Eric Foner:

    They weren't like Joe Manchin. They didn't give a damn if was bipartisan or not, they just said,' We are in control, we are the party of the Union, we are the party of emancipation, the Democrats are the party of treason, they are the party of secession... of racism, and we don't care... if they vote for it or not.' It just reinforced their feeling that the Democrats were out of touch and didn't respect the results of the Civil War.

  5. Paul Preston:

    That’s secession. That’s what happened in the Civil War, they want to create a new country, and that’s just not going to happen. First of all, it’s illegal under our Constitution. There’s no base out here to support that.

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    given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol
    • A. bristly
    • B. bibulous
    • C. valetudinarian
    • D. ostensive

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