[ sesh-uh n ]
/ ˈsɛʃ ən /


act of ceding, as by treaty.
something that is ceded, as territory.

Origin of cession

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin cessiōn- (stem of cessiō) a giving up, equivalent to cess(us) past participle of cēdere to yield (ced- perfect stem + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion

Can be confused

cession secession session
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British Dictionary definitions for cession


/ (ˈsɛʃən) /


the act of ceding, esp of ceding rights, property, or territory
something that is ceded, esp land or territory

Word Origin for cession

C14: from Latin cessiō, from cēdere to yield
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