- to withdraw formally from an alliance, federation, or association, as from a political union, a religious organization, etc.
Origin of secede
Related Words for secededquit, abdicate, separate, retire, resign, leave, apostatize, withdraw, retract, retreat, disaffiliate
Examples from the Web for seceded
Historical Examples of seceded
“And Louisiana seceded two months ago,” said the Marquise, and then smiled.The Bondwoman
Marah Ellis Ryan
Lady Amelia had seceded to her mother, as had also Mrs. Toff, the old housekeeper.Is He Popenjoy?
It told us that an important member of the company had seceded.The Making Of A Novelist
David Christie Murray
Though she had not seceded, it was thought that her sympathies must be with the South.A History of the United States
Mississippi, through its convention, seceded January 9, 1861.The Negro and the Nation
George S. Merriam
- (intr often foll by from) (of a person, section, etc) to make a formal withdrawal of membership, as from a political alliance, church, organization, etc
Word Origin for secede
Word Origin and History for seceded
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.