verb (used with object)
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Origin of cess1
Words nearby cess
Definition for cess (2 of 2)
noun Irish English Informal.
Origin of cess2
Example sentences from the Web for cess
Cess; very often used in the combination bad cess (bad luck):—'Bad cess to me but there's something comin' over me.'English As We Speak It in Ireland|P. W. Joyce
They say he has the taxes, too, in his power, and can cess you just as he likes.The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)|Charles James Lever
Further clauses indict the inferior ministers occupied about the cess.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3)|Richard Bagwell
The P—-cess then spoke of some trifle from my pen, which was simply signed Goliah Gahagan.Burlesques|William Makepeace Thackeray
Elle doit repartir aussitt que la cause qui en a justifi l'entre a cess.International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)|Lassa Francis Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for cess (1 of 3)
- the obligation to provide the soldiers and household of the lord deputy with supplies at fixed prices
- any military exaction