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1. A ceding or surrendering, as of territory to another country by treaty.
2. Something, such as territory, that is ceded.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin cessiō, cessiōn-, from cessus, past participle of cēdere, to yield; see ked- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the act of ceding, esp of ceding rights, property, or territory
2. (Law) the act of ceding, esp of ceding rights, property, or territory
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) something that is ceded, esp land or territory
[C14: from Latin cessiō, from cēdere to yield]


(ˈsɛʃ ən)

1. the act of ceding, as by treaty.
2. something that is ceded, as territory.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin cessiō= ced-, variant s. of cēd(ere) (see cede) + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cession - the act of ceding
relinquishing, relinquishment - the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.
ceding back, recession - the act of ceding back


[ˈseʃən] Ncesión f


nAbtretung f; cession of land/territoryGebietsabtretung (→ en pl) f
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Later she burns with indignation in Vivaldi's Cessate, omai cessate.
Le agitazioni profonde della mia anima, le irrequietezze febbrili della mia mente sono cessate.
Thus, we get a pair of duets from Cavalli's La Calisto, the great final duet from Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea (now, ironically, credited to Benedetto Ferrari) and duets from Vivaldi's scarcely known opera, Ottone in Villa, as well as his vivid and powerful solo cantata, Cessate, omai cessate.