Origin of cession
Examples from the Web for cession
The only form in which a cession can be effected is an agreement embodied in a treaty between the ceding and the acquiring State.International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2)|Lassa Francis Oppenheim
These people have become very wealthy, by the cession of their lands east of the Mississippi to the United States.
It is owing to the cession of the last of the turrets, built by prior Hugues IV.The Churches of Paris|S. Sophia Beale
By the cession of Aquitaine to him in full sovereignty the traditional claim on which his strength rested lost its force.History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)|John Richard Green
In that case I suppose the only remedy would be a plbiscite, if a cession of territory is absolutely insisted upon.Lord Lyons: A Record of British Diplomacy|Thomas Wodehouse Legh Newton
Word Origin 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.