Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Retirement; retreat.

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

  • noun obsolete Retirement; retreat; secession.

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  • noun obsolete retirement; retreat; secession

Etymologies

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Latin secessus. See secede.

Examples

  • Republic of Comoros, was formed in 2001 by the three autonomous islands to maintain sovereignty in the wake of 1997 secess Each island has its own government and parliament in a confederal arrangement and shares a rotating leadership currently held by President Ahmed Abdallah Sambi from Anjouan.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • I have not seen the first secess since I entered this state all strong unionists here.

    Franklin County: Thomas F. Boatwright to his Wife, June 15, 1863

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