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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.]
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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]
seˈcessionist n, adj
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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]
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Secessiona body of seceders, 1600; secessionists collectively, 1862. Also, secesh.
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The act of leaving the Union by any state.
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|Noun||1.||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"
|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
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noun withdrawal, break, split, defection, seceding, apostasy, disaffiliation the Ukraine's secession from the Soviet Union
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secession[sɪˈsɛʃən] n → sécession f
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secession[sɪˈsɛʃ/ən] n (frm) secession (from) → secessione f (da)
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