from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ceding or surrendering, as of territory to another country by treaty.
- n. Something, such as territory, that is ceded.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A yielding to physical force.
- n. Concession; compliance.
- n. A yielding, or surrender, as of property or rights, to another person; the act of ceding.
- n. The giving up or vacating a benefice by accepting another without a proper dispensation.
- n. The voluntary surrender of a person's effects to his creditors to avoid imprisonment.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of ceding
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)
From Middle French cession, from Latin cessionem, from past participle of cēdere ("to yield"). (Wiktionary)