Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The transfer of risk from one reinsurer to another.
  • n. The return of land, etc. that was previously ceded.
  • n. Metastasis of an eruption or tumour from the surface to the interior of the body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of retroceding.
  • n. The state of being retroceded, or granted back.
  • n. Metastasis of an eruption or a tumor from the surface to the interior of the body.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A going back or inward; relapse.
  • n. In medicine, the disappearance or metastasis of a tumor, an eruption, etc., from the surface of the body inward.
  • n. A sloping backward; a backward inclination or progression; a retreating outline, form, or position.
  • n. The act of retroceding or giving back; in Scots law, the reconveyance of any right by an assignee back to the assignor, who thus recovers his former right by becoming the assignee of his own assignee.
  • n. In geometry, inflection.
  • n. In civil law, a reconveyance of heritable rights to the original grantor.

Etymologies

Compare French rétrocession. See retrocede. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That all said, I believe a broad reading of the Constitution says retrocession is the preferred path to follow.

    Matthew Yglesias » DC Statehood

  • Reinsurers, which help protect primary carriers such as Allianz SE and Axa SA against the cost of major claims from disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes, limit their own risks by selling parts of them to other reinsurers in a process known as retrocession.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • The amendments on what is called retrocession (back to Maryland) failed earlier today.

    The Caucus

  • In fact, here's what two African American residents wrote to a Boston abolitionist not long after the day in 1846 when Alexandrians (white, male) voted to approve the return of their city to Virginia, an act called retrocession: "[The] poor colored people of this city ... were standing in rows on either side of the Court House, and, as the votes were announced every quarter of an hour, the suppressed wailings and lamentations of the people of color were constantly ascending to God for help and succor, in this the hour of their need."

    The slave trade and Alexandria's withdrawal from D.C.

  • The transaction known as "retrocession" means that Swiss Re transfers the business to another reinsurer _ Berkshire Hathaway.

    WTOP / Business / Biz Stories

  • The transaction known as "retrocession" means that Swiss Re transfers the business to another reinsurer - Berkshire Hathaway.

    Fore, right!

  • The transaction, known as "retrocession," means that Swiss Re transfers the business to another reinsurer, Berkshire Hathaway.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • On Monday, Swiss Re announced that it had struck a "retrocession" agreement valued at around $1.3 billion with Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate controlled by Buffett, who had a net worth of $40 billion when we published our list of the

    Forbes.com: News

  • The transaction -- known as a "retrocession" deal, in which a reinsurer transfers an insurance business to another reinsurer -- will allow Swiss Re to free up about 300 million Swiss francs in capital, which the company said it will use to underwrite other businesses.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • James Kabala: So if the 1871 Act “dissolved both the incorporated cities of Georgetown and Washington and simultaneously incorporated the District to include all 69+ sq.mi. remaining after the 1846 retrocession to Virginia,” does the city of Washington legally exist anymore?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Why “Washington, DC”?

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