What does cession mean?

Definitions for cession
ˈsɛʃ ənces·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cession, ceding(noun)

    the act of ceding


  1. cession(Noun)

    That which is ceded. Insurance: (part of) a risk which is transferred from one actor to another.

    The reinsurance company accepted a 25% cession from the direct insurer.

  2. cession(Noun)

    The giving up of rights, property etc. which one is entitled to.

  3. Origin: From cession, from cessionem, from past participle of cedere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cession(noun)

    a yielding to physical force

  2. Cession(noun)

    concession; compliance

  3. Cession(noun)

    a yielding, or surrender, as of property or rights, to another person; the act of ceding

  4. Cession(noun)

    the giving up or vacating a benefice by accepting another without a proper dispensation

  5. Cession(noun)

    the voluntary surrender of a person's effects to his creditors to avoid imprisonment

  6. Origin: [L. cessio, fr. cedere to give way: cf. F. Cession. See Cede.]


  1. Cession

    The act of cession is the assignment of property to another entity. In international law it commonly refers to land transferred by treaty. Ballentine's Law Dictionary defines cession as "a surrender; a giving up; a relinquishment of jurisdiction by a board in favor of another agency" In contrast with annexation, where property is forcibly given up, cession is voluntary or at least apparently so.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cession

    sesh′un, n. a yielding up.—n. Ces′sionary, one to whom an assignment has been legally made.—Cessio bonōrum (Scots law), before 1880 a debtor's surrender of his estate to his creditors in return for a judicial protection from imprisonment in respect of his debts. [Fr.—L. cession-em. See Cede.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cession in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cession in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of cession in a Sentence

  1. James Madison:

    And as it [the federal district] is to be appropriated to this use with the consent of the State ceding it; as the State will no doubt provide in the compact for the rights, and the consent of the citizens inhabiting it; as the inhabitants will find sufficient inducements of interest to become willing parties to the cession; as they will have had their voice in the election of the Government which is to exercise authority over them; as a municipal Legislature for local purposes, derived from their own suffrages, will of course be allowed them; and as the authority of the Legislature of the State, and of the inhabitants of the ceded part of it, to concur in the cession, will be derived from the whole people of the State, in their adoption of the Constitution, every imaginable objection seems to be obviated.

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