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retrocede2

[re-truh-seed]
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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.
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Origin of retrocede2

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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Related Words

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Examples from the Web for retrocession

Historical Examples

  • Lyell estimates the retrocession of the falls to be about a foot a year.

    Birds and All Nature, Vol. VI, No. 3, October 1899

    Various

  • President Jefferson called the attention of Congress to this retrocession.

    Thomas Jefferson

    Edward S. Ellis et. al.

  • Bonaparte had secured from Spain the retrocession of the province of Louisiana.

  • The retrocession of the Liaotung Peninsula had not been effected by Russia alone.

    Russia

    Donald Mackenzie Wallace

  • It does not restore to the Uitlanders all the rights of which they have been unjustly deprived since the retrocession.


British Dictionary definitions for retrocession

retrocede

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

retrocession

(rĕt′rō-sĕshən)
n.
  1. A relapse, as of a disease.
  2. Cessation of the external symptoms of a disease, followed by signs of involvement of an internal organ or part.
  3. Backward displacement of the uterus or other organ.
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