Instead, India must be punished for stealing Kashmir in 1947 and for helping Bangladesh secede from Pakistan in 1971.
A third group, Al-Hirak Al Janoubi, is gaining ground with calls for southern Yemen to secede.
I voted today because after what happened in Odessa and Mariupol, unity of Ukraine is impossible and it is better to secede.
1702, "to leave one's companions," from Latin secedere "go away, withdraw, separate; rebel, revolt" (see secession). Sense of "to withdraw from a political or religious alliance of union" is recorded from 1755, originally especially in reference to the Church of Scotland. Related: Seceded; seceding; seceder.