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  • n. Plural form of seceder.

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Examples

  • All the above mentioned individuals, who have from an early period been among the most zealous and laborious members of the anti-slavery committee, found themselves placed by the events of last year in the position of seceders from the American Anti-Slavery Society, though their opinions had undergone no change.

    A Visit to the United States in 1841

  • In this formidable document, which seeks to prove that the seceders are a lot of ingrates, Oldfield is held up to the public as a sad example of depravity.

    The Palmy Days of Nance Oldfield

  • Church the stigma of their having been once connected with their oppressors, some Negroes themselves have referred to these Colored Methodists as "seceders" and "a Democratic Rebel concern" intended to lead the Negroes back into slavery.

    The History of the Negro Church

  • This represents the lunatic fringe in this country. the birthers, the seceders, the nut jobs who call themselves teabggers.

    Lobbying for Your Health: 150,000 seniors in revolt

  • The legal position of the western seceders was much weaker, since they were all, except Texas, federal land from which states had been created.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Was the Declaration of Independence an Example of Secession, Revolution, or Both?

  • In vain policemen told them to move on; fresh groups gathered after the seceders.

    The Newcomes

  • As a truth, the firing on Fort Sumter welded the seceders into their

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • At every reverse to the Unionists, the more or less secret sympathizers with the seceders reiterated the cry that gentler measures should be used against "our erring brothers."

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • Boer bread and porridge _exclusively_ on the other, it occurred to the seceders that even horse blood is thicker than water; so they passed under the yoke of hippophagy with perfect composure.

    The Siege of Kimberley

  • We can contradict this: that gentleman is a member of the Kirk of Scotland; and his name is to be found, much to his honor, in the list of seceders from the congregation of Mr. Fletcher.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 11, No. 67, May, 1863

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