Withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization: the kingdom of Belgium seceded from the Netherlands in 1830
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- What was Abraham Lincoln's answer to Southerners who voted democratically to secede?
- In 1991, Germany gave Croatia and Slovenia the green light to secede from the Yugoslav federation; civil war soon followed.
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early 18th century: from Latin secedere, from se- 'apart' + cedere 'go'.
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- Thus the centrifugal tendency of seceders' nationalism was crucial.
- On its disruption in 1884 he became head of the seceders, who organized themselves as the Socialist League, and was to lecture and write for the cause with great energy.
- Over the centuries, schisms occurred in which the seceders switched allegiance to Rome, forming the Uniate churches.