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Meaning of CESSION

Pronunciation:  'seshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the act of ceding

CESSION is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: ceding
 See Also: ceding back, recession, relinquishing, relinquishment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ces"sion\, n. [L. cessio, fr. cedere to give way: cf.
F. Cession. See {Cede}.]
1. A yielding to physical force. [Obs.] --Bacon.

2. Concession; compliance. [Obs.]

3. A yielding, or surrender, as of property or rights, to
   another person; the act of ceding.

         A cession of the island of New Orleans. --Bancroft.

4. (Eccl. Law) The giving up or vacating a benefice by
   accepting another without a proper dispensation.

5. (Civil Law) The voluntary surrender of a person's effects
   to his creditors to avoid imprisonment.

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