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secede

[si-seed] /sɪˈsid/
verb (used without object), seceded, seceding.
1.
to withdraw formally from an alliance, federation, or association, as from a political union, a religious organization, etc.
Origin of secede
1695-1705
First recorded in 1695-1705, secede is from the Latin word sēcēdere to withdraw. See se-, cede
Related forms
seceder, noun
unseceded, adjective
unseceding, adjective
Can be confused
cede, concede, secede, seed.
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  • “And Louisiana seceded two months ago,” said the Marquise, and then smiled.

    The Bondwoman Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Lady Amelia had seceded to her mother, as had also Mrs. Toff, the old housekeeper.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope
  • It told us that an important member of the company had seceded.

    The Making Of A Novelist David Christie Murray
  • Though she had not seceded, it was thought that her sympathies must be with the South.

  • Mississippi, through its convention, seceded January 9, 1861.

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • Say to the seceded States, "Wayward sisters, depart in peace."

    Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
  • That body admitted the delegation which had seceded from the Charleston convention.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • There really were only thirteen communicants in the parish when these had seceded.

    The Carbonels Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Mr. Gladstone had seceded to the episcopal church of Scotland.

  • The Proclamation had no bearing on those slave States which had not seceded.

    Abraham Lincoln and the Union Nathaniel W. Stephenson
British Dictionary definitions for seceded

secede

/sɪˈsiːd/
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by from. (of a person, section, etc) to make a formal withdrawal of membership, as from a political alliance, church, organization, etc
Derived Forms
seceder, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin sēcēdere to withdraw, from sē- apart + cēdere to go
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Word Origin and History for seceded

secede

v.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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