The formal giving up of rights, property, or territory, especially by a state: the cession of twenty important towns
More example sentences
- If there was a special cessions protection, each cession of $2m would go to that treaty and the vertical limit of $5m would not matter; there would be no accumulations.
- Article One was meaningful in 1840, both as a mark of consent and formal cession, and to signify to other colonial powers that this patch was taken, but it's difficult to see its relevance now in anything but a historical sense.
- When Germany invaded Poland in September 1939 the territory was briefly occupied by German troops, before its cession to Russia pursuant to the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact.
Late Middle English: from Latin cession-, from cedere 'cede'.
Words that rhyme with cessiondiscretion, freshen, session
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.