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secession
American English: /səˈsɛʃən/
British English: /sɪˈsɛʃ(ə)n/

noun

uncountable and countable
  • secession (from something)
    secesión (feminine) or separación (feminine) (de algo)
    Example sentences
    • Every Indian leader has feared that if Kashmir breaks away then it could set off other movements for secession from the Indian state.
    • They are likely to fear that federalism might lead to secession.
    • Thus some nationalism has involved movements that aim to break up existing states, through secession or fragmentation of various forms.

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