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Definition of "cession" [ces•sion]

  • A ceding or surrendering, as of territory to another country by treaty. (noun)
  • Something, such as territory, that is ceded. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cession" in a sentence
  • "The Indians at Detroit who made the cession were the Ojibways, Hurons, Ottawas and"
  • "Of this her Government has been repeatedly apprised, and the cession was the more to have been anticipated as Spain must have known that in ceding it she would likewise relieve herself from the important obligation secured by the treaty of 1795 and all other compromitments respecting it."
  • "The history of the early years following the cession is a sad record of violence and general lawlessness among the white inhabitants, and of deplorable Indian troubles."