retrocede

1
[ re-truh-seed ]
/ ˌrɛ trəˈsid /

verb (used without object), ret·ro·ced·ed, ret·ro·ced·ing.

to go back; recede; retire.

Origin of retrocede

1
1645–55; < Latin retrōcēdere to go back, retire, equivalent to retrō- retro- + cēdere to go, move; see cede

Related forms

ret·ro·ced·ence, nounret·ro·ces·sive [re-tre-ses-iv] /ˌrɛ trɛˈsɛs ɪv/, adjective

Definition for retrocede (2 of 2)

retrocede

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[ re-truh-seed ]
/ ˌrɛ trəˈsid /

verb (used with object), ret·ro·ced·ed, ret·ro·ced·ing.

to cede back: to retrocede a territory.
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 forms

ret·ro·ced·ence, ret·ro·ces·sion [re-truh-sesh-uh n] /ˌrɛ trəˈsɛʃ ən/, noun
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retrocede

/ (ˌrɛtrəʊˈsiːd) /

verb

(tr) to give back; return
(intr) to go back or retire; recede

Derived Forms

retrocession (ˌrɛtrəʊˈsɛʃən) or retrocedence, nounretrocessive or retrocedent, adjective
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