verb (used without object), se·ced·ed, se·ced·ing.
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When southern states seceded, causing a Civil War in the United States, these slaveholding tribal members fought with the Confederacy, as others sided with the Union or tried to remain neutral.My Ancestors Were Enslaved—But Their Freedom Came at a Price for Others|Alaina E. Roberts|April 14, 2021|Time
The seven states that seceded before Inauguration Day 1861 interpreted that policy position as the first step to abolishing slavery altogether.Politicians Quote Abraham Lincoln a Lot. Historians Say They Don't Always Do His Words Justice|Olivia B. Waxman|February 11, 2021|Time
Seven states had already seceded from the Union to set up an “alternate” government, as Holzer put it in an interview.Lincoln’s first inauguration met with threats of kidnapping, killing and militias|Michael Ruane|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
He didn’t say where he’s heard anyone float the notion of states seceding, let alone spell out how such a neo-Civil War separation might take place.Secession? Rush Limbaugh floats a startling notion — then quickly backs off.|Paul Farhi|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
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.
Louisiana may secede, if she choose, form a foreign alliance, and hold the mouth of the Mississippi.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster|Daniel Webster
No one answered to the alleged fear of oppression and tyranny that the State could nullify or secede.
Quincys declaration contains no assertion of the sovereignty of a State, or right to secede at will.
Her convention, called for the purpose of considering the matter, voted not to secede.
For an hour or two he thought that he must gently secede from all private councils with the Prime Minister.The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope