retrocession

retrocede

2 [re-truh-seed] ,
verb (used with object), retroceded, retroceding.
1.
to cede back: to retrocede a territory.
2.
Insurance. (of a reinsurance company) to cede (all or part of a reinsured risk) to another reinsurance company.

Origin:
1810–20; retro- + cede

retrocedence, retrocession [re-truh-sesh-uhn] , noun
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retrocede (ˌrɛtrəʊˈsiːd)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to give back; return
2.  (intr) to go back or retire; recede
 
retrocession
 
n
 
retro'cedence
 
n
 
retro'cessive
 
adj
 
retro'cedent
 
adj

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retrocession ret·ro·ces·sion (rět'rō-sěsh'ən)
n.

  1. A relapse, as of a disease.

  2. Cessation of the external symptoms of a disease, followed by signs of involvement of an internal organ or part.

  3. Backward displacement of the uterus or other organ.

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