verb (used without object), seceded, seceding.
to withdraw formally from an alliance, federation, or association, as from a political union, a religious organization, etc.

1695–1705; < Latin sēcēdere to withdraw. See se-, cede

seceder, noun
unseceded, adjective
unseceding, adjective

cede, concede, secede, seed. Unabridged
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secede (sɪˈsiːd)
vb (often foll by from)
(of a person, section, etc) to make a formal withdrawal of membership, as from a political alliance, church, organization, etc
[C18: from Latin sēcēdere to withdraw, from sē- apart + cēdere to go]

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Word Origin & History

1702, "to leave one's companions," from L. secedere (see secession). Sense of "to withdraw from a political or religious alliance of union" is recorded from 1755.
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Example sentences
Even seceding half-heartedly, it seems, can have benefits.
Then there is to be a referendum in which southerners will be offered the choice of staying or seceding.
In addition, some wealthy suburbs are also seeking to cut property taxes by seceding to less expensive nearby counties.
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