Definition of

Cession

  1. (noun, act) the act of ceding

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Synonyms of Cession

ceding

Alternate forms of Cession

Derivations: cede

Hyponyms: ceding back, recession

Hypernyms: relinquishing, relinquishment

Origin of the word Cession

  1. 1399, from O.Fr. cession, from L. cessionem (nom. cessio), from cess- stem of cessare "to yield" (see cease). more

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