act of ceding, as by treaty.
something that is ceded, as territory.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin cessiōn- (stem of cessiō) a giving up, equivalent to cess(us) past participle of cēdere to yield (ced- perfect stem + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion

cession, secession, session.
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cession (ˈsɛʃən)
1.  the act of ceding, esp of ceding rights, property, or territory
2.  something that is ceded, esp land or territory
[C14: from Latin cessiō, from cēdere to yield]

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Word Origin & History

1399, from O.Fr. cession, from L. cessionem (nom. cessio), from cess- stem of cessare "to yield" (see cease).
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Example sentences
Within four years they would be under land cession treaties or on the move.
Choctaw lands continued to shrink through a series of land cession treaties.
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