Origin of secession
Related formsse·ces·sion·al, adjectivenon·se·ces·sion, nounnon·se·ces·sion·al, adjective
Examples from the Web for secession
In the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Plains, and Far West, secession sympathizers top out at 22 percent of the population.
But very few of us have imagined that they could fuel a generalized positive view of secession.
The larger the pro-secession minority becomes, the more the majority opposed to secession will believe that Hobbes was right.
According to Reuters, current Democrat support for secession is hovering around 20 percent.
And here in America, the spirit of secession is gaining strength too.
Seven States which passed ordinances of secession have been fully restored to their places in the Union.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant|James D. Richardson
The name of secession claimed by the South for this movement is a misnomer.North America, Volume II (of 2)|Anthony Trollope
Halted and fed at old "Secession Hopkins'," where the Regiment had already fed four times.A History of the Ninth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry|Marion Morrison
Two days later the Virginia convention passed an ordinance of secession.Reminiscences of a Rebel|Wayland Fuller Dunaway
Here were sown the seeds of secession which grew into that frightful civil war.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster|Daniel Webster
British Dictionary definitions for secession
Derived Formssecessional, adjectivesecessionism, nounsecessionist, noun, adjective
Word Origin for secession
Culture definitions for secession
The withdrawal from the United States of eleven southern states in 1860 and 1861. The seceding states formed a government, the Confederacy, in early 1861. Hostilities against the remaining United States, the Union, began in April 1861 (see Fort Sumter), and the Civil War followed.