Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In civil law, a reconveyance of heritable rights to the original grantor.
  • noun A going back or inward; relapse.
  • noun In medicine, the disappearance or metastasis of a tumor, an eruption, etc., from the surface of the body inward.
  • noun A sloping backward; a backward inclination or progression; a retreating outline, form, or position.
  • noun 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.
  • noun In geometry, inflection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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Compare French rétrocession. See retrocede.

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.

  • 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.

    Fore, right!

  • 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.

    Fore, right!

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

    The Seattle Times

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