Secede Se"cede", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Seceded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seceding}.] [L. secedere, secessum; pref se- aside + cedere to go, move. See {Cede}.] To withdraw from fellowship, communion, or association; to separate one's self by a solemn act; to draw off; to retire; especially, to withdraw from a political or religious body. [1913 Webster]

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  • secede — [v] pull away; split from abdicate, apostatize, break with, disaffiliate, leave, quit, resign, retire, retract, retreat, separate, withdraw; concepts 119,298,384 Ant. combine, come in, join, unite …   New thesaurus

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  • secede — v. (D; intr.) to secede from (a township cannot secede from a county) * * * [sɪ siːd] (D; intr.) to secede from (a township cannot secede from a county) …   Combinatory dictionary

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