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intr.v. se·ced·ed, se·ced·ing, se·cedes
To withdraw formally from membership in a state, union, or other political entity.
(often foll by: from) (of a person, section, etc) to make a formal withdrawal of membership, as from a political alliance, church, organization, etc
[C18: from Latin sēcēdere to withdraw, from sē- apart + cēdere to go]
v.i. -ced•ed, -ced•ing.
to withdraw formally from an alliance, federation, or association.
Past participle: seceded
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|Verb||1.||secede - withdraw from an organization or communion; "After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away"|