verb (used without object), se·ced·ed, se·ced·ing.
Origin of secede
Examples from the Web for secede
A third group, Al-Hirak Al Janoubi, is gaining ground with calls for southern Yemen to secede.
Hongkongers aren't asking to secede from China, but Beijing's faulty calculus is only alienating the city.
I voted today because after what happened in Odessa and Mariupol, unity of Ukraine is impossible and it is better to secede.
This time, the heirs of the Confederacy have learned that is more effective to suborn the government than secede.The South Has Indeed Risen Again and It’s Called the Tea Party|Jack Schwartz|December 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Voters in a corner of Colorado will vote Tuesday on whether to secede from the state.
And might not Austria become heretic and secede from the papal rule?A Short History of Italy|Henry Dwight Sedgwick
She did not secede in the interest of slavery nor for the purpose of war.The Women of the Confederacy|J. L. Underwood
His refusal to allow a drop of blood to be shed caused Young Ireland to secede.The Glories of Ireland|Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
However, I never deemed it for the best interests of the South to secede.The Iron Furnace|John H. Aughey
And if their case be otherwise, their secession, if secede they did, has still no weight.The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism|A. Leah Underhill
British Dictionary definitions for secede
Word Origin for secede
Word Origin and History for secede
1702, "to leave one's companions," from Latin secedere "go away, withdraw, separate; rebel, revolt" (see secession). Sense of "to withdraw from a political or religious alliance of union" is recorded from 1755, originally especially in reference to the Church of Scotland. Related: Seceded; seceding; seceder.