verb (used with object), ret·ro·ced·ed, ret·ro·ced·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM retrocederet·ro·ced·ence, ret·ro·ces·sion [re-truh-sesh-uh n] /ˌrɛ trəˈsɛʃ ən/, noun
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By the retrocession of Alexandria, a little more than fifty years after, the corner stone was no longer within the district.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The account was made up, the balance was struck, and the retrocession of Louisbourg was the price of peace.A Historical Geography of the British Colonies|Charles Prestwood Lucas
They were not appeased by the retrocession of 1881, which they ascribed solely to British fear of a civil war in South Africa.Impressions of South Africa|James Bryce
No; the people of the trans-Alleghany country could not remain silent and unprotesting witnesses to the retrocession of Louisiana.Jefferson and his Colleagues|Allen Johnson
Mr. S. concluded by declaring that the act of retrocession would have no effect upon his mind as to staying here.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton