Definition of cession in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
The formal giving up of rights, property, or territory 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 cessio(n-), from cedere 'cede'.

Words that rhyme with cession

discretion, freshen, session

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