American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A ceding or surrendering, as of territory to another country by treaty.
- n. Something, such as territory, that is ceded.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of yielding or giving way; concession.
- n. A yielding to physical force or impulse.
- n. The act of ceding, yielding, or surrendering, as territory, property, or rights; a giving up, resignation, or surrender.
- n. In civil law, a voluntary surrender of a person's effects to his creditors to avoid imprisonment. See cessio bonorum.
- n. Eccles., the leaving of one benefice in consequence of accepting another, the incumbent not having a dispensation entitling him to hold both.
- n. That which is ceded. Insurance: (part of) a risk which is transferred from one actor to another.
- n. The giving up of rights, property etc. which one is entitled to.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A yielding to physical force.
- n. obsolete Concession; compliance.
- n. A yielding, or surrender, as of property or rights, to another person; the act of ceding.
- n. (Eccl. Law) The giving up or vacating a benefice by accepting another without a proper dispensation.
- n. (Civil Law) The voluntary surrender of a person's effects to his creditors to avoid imprisonment.
- n. the act of ceding
- From Middle French cession, from Latin cessionem, from past participle of cēdere ("to yield"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin cessiō, cessiōn-, from cessus, past participle of cēdere, to yield; see ked- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Indians at Detroit who made the cession were the Ojibways, Hurons, Ottawas and”
“Of this her Government has been repeatedly apprised, and the cession was the more to have been anticipated as Spain must have known that in ceding it she would likewise relieve herself from the important obligation secured by the treaty of 1795 and all other compromitments respecting it.”
“The history of the early years following the cession is a sad record of violence and general lawlessness among the white inhabitants, and of deplorable Indian troubles.”
“More reserved, more dignified, in the reserve of developed womanhood, her cession was the more gracious and wonderful.”
“Thus we are again brought round to our vital issue, that of the amount and kind of cession of sovereignty required for an effective”
“Although this act of "cession" was clearly unlawful, any objections were summarily ignored, overruled or dispatched by the bully power of the U.S.”
“The U.S. government would then ‘reluctantly’ pressure the Indian tribes into another cession of land.”
“Nor did Wilson propose a wholesale cession of American sovereignty to the new body.”
“They could not depend on the English after the latter interpreted the Treaty of Lancaster in 1744 as an Iroquois cession of the Ohio Country.”
“The Virginians, on the other hand, interpreted the cession to include lands beyond the Allegheny Mountains, in particular those in the Ohio Valley.”
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