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se·ces·sion

 (sĭ-sĕsh′ən)
n.
1. The act of seceding.
2. often Secession The withdrawal of 11 Southern states from the Union in 1860-1861, precipitating the US Civil War.

[Latin sēcessiō, sēcessiōn-, from sēcessus, past participle of sēcēdere, to secede; see secede.]

se·ces′sion·al adj.

secession

(sɪˈsɛʃən)
n
1. the act of seceding
2. (Historical Terms) (often capital) chiefly US the withdrawal in 1860–61 of 11 Southern states from the Union to form the Confederacy, precipitating the American Civil War
[C17: from Latin sēcessiō a withdrawing, from sēcēdere to secede]
seˈcessional adj
seˈcessionˌism n
seˈcessionist n, adj

se•ces•sion

(sɪˈsɛʃ ən)

n.
1. an act or instance of seceding.
2. (often cap.) the withdrawal from the Union of 11 southern states in the period 1860–61, which brought on the Civil War.
[1525–35; < Latin sēcessiō withdrawal]
se•ces′sion•al, adj.

Secession

 a body of seceders, 1600; secessionists collectively, 1862. Also, secesh.

Secession

The act of leaving the Union by any state.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.secession - an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s
school - a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers; "the Venetian school of painting"
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
2.Secession - the withdrawal of eleven southern states from the Union in 1860 which precipitated the American Civil War
3.secession - formal separation from an alliance or federation
separation - the act of dividing or disconnecting
breakaway, breaking away - the act of breaking away or withdrawing from; "there was a breakaway by the discontented members"; "a breaking away from family and neighborhood"

secession

noun withdrawal, break, split, defection, seceding, apostasy, disaffiliation the Ukraine's secession from the Soviet Union
Translations

secession

[sɪˈseʃən] Nsecesión f, separación f (from de)

secession

[sɪˈsɛʃən] nsécession f

secession

nAbspaltung f; (US Hist) → Sezession f

secession

[sɪˈsɛʃn] n (frm) secession (from)secessione f (da)
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No separateness or secession on the one side, nor bureaucracy on the other--that is the typically American idea that underlies the ideal telephone system.
Plainly, the central idea of secession is the essence of anarchy.
Yates, who was trying to make himself agreeable to Julia, found her gloom less impenetrable on any topic than that of his regret at her secession from their company; and Mr.
Valentin de Bellegarde's announcement of the secession of Mademoiselle Nioche from her father's domicile and his irreverent reflections upon the attitude of this anxious parent in so grave a catastrophe, received a practical commentary in the fact that M.
Davis in the act of signing a secession act or some such document.
He had been at Oxford during the movement which ended in the secession from the Established Church of Edward Manning, and he felt a certain sympathy for the Church of Rome.
There had been a schism among the Chosen People a few months before, some of the younger members of the Church having rebelled against the authority of the Elders, and the result had been the secession of a certain number of the malcontents, who had left Utah and become Gentiles.
The topics include changing borders by secession, the secession of Kosovo under United Nations supervision, secession and ethnic conflict, international law and the right of unilateral secession, and internal self-determination and secession.
Some believe city government shortchanges the Valley even more now than before the secession election - in part because city officials made a concerted effort to improve services to influence voters.
Three days later, in his famous "Seventh of March" speech, Massachusetts Senator Daniel Webster rejected secession on both moral and practical grounds:
2 they will be voting for a mayor that may barely affect them should their other vote on secession prevail.
Creating new states; theory and practice of secession.