Origin of cession
Examples from the Web for cession
"So has the cession of Malta by England," interrupted Bonaparte, with impatience.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete
The act of cession was carried into effect February 25th, 1843.The Hawaiian Islands
The Department of Foreign Affairs
The most important of these, is the cession of their lands, and security against intruders on them.
By the year 1837 many conditions called for the cession of these lands.Old Fort Snelling
Marcus L. Hansen
I consider the cession of this island to be of extreme importance.At the Point of the Bayonet
G. A. Henty
- the act of ceding, esp of ceding rights, property, or territory
- something that is ceded, esp land or territory
Word Origin and History for cession
late 14c., "a relinquishing," from Old French cession "cession; death" (13c.), from Latin cessionem (nominative cessio) "a giving up, surrendering," noun of action from past participle stem of cedere "to go away, yield" (see cede). Related: Cessionary.