retrocede

1
[re-truh-seed]
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Origin of retrocede

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1645–55; < Latin retrōcēdere to go back, retire, equivalent to retrō- retro- + cēdere to go, move; see cede
Related formsret·ro·ced·ence, nounret·ro·ces·sive [re-tre-ses-iv] /ˌrɛ trɛˈsɛs ɪv/, adjective

retrocede

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[re-truh-seed]
verb (used with object), ret·ro·ced·ed, ret·ro·ced·ing.
  1. to cede back: to retrocede a territory.
  2. Insurance. (of a reinsurance company) to cede (all or part of a reinsured risk) to another reinsurance company.

Origin of retrocede

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First recorded in 1810–20; retro- + cede
Related formsret·ro·ced·ence, ret·ro·ces·sion [re-truh-sesh-uh n] /ˌrɛ trəˈsɛʃ ən/, noun
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retrocede

verb
  1. (tr) to give back; return
  2. (intr) to go back or retire; recede
Derived Formsretrocession (ˌrɛtrəʊˈsɛʃən) or retrocedence, nounretrocessive or retrocedent, adjective
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