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cession

[sesh-uh n] /ˈsɛʃ ən/
noun
1.
act of ceding, as by treaty.
2.
something that is ceded, as territory.
Origin
1350-1400
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
Can be confused
cession, secession, session.
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for cession

cession

/ˈsɛʃən/
noun
1.
the act of ceding, esp of ceding rights, property, or territory
2.
something that is ceded, esp land or territory
Word Origin
C14: from Latin cessiō, from cēdere to yield
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Word Origin and History for cession
n.

late 14c., "a relinquishing," from Old French cession "cession; death" (13c.), from Latin cessionem (nominative cessio) "a giving up, surrendering," noun of action from past participle stem of cedere "to go away, yield" (see cede). Related: Cessionary.

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