What does secede mean?

Definitions for secedesɪˈsid

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word secede.

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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Secede

    sē-sēd′, v.i. to go away: to separate one's self: to withdraw from fellowship or association.—ns. Secē′der, one who secedes: one of a body of Presbyterians who seceded from the Church of Scotland about 1733; Seces′sion, the act of seceding: withdrawal: departure; Seces′sionism, the doctrine of secession; Seces′sionist, one who maintains the principle of secession.—War of Secession, in United States history, the civil war (1860-65) which resulted from the attempted withdrawal of eleven Southern States from the United States. [L. secedĕre, secessumse-, away, cedĕre, to go.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of secede in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of secede in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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