secede
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /sɪˈsiːd/
Verb

secede (secedes, present participle seceding; past and past participle seceded)

  1. (intransitive) To split from or to withdraw from membership of a political union, an alliance or an organisation.
  2. (transitive, uncommon) To split or to withdraw one or more constituent entities from membership of a political union, an alliance or an organisation.
    • 2002, Darryl E. Brock, "José Agustín Quintero: Cuban Patriot in Confederate Diplomatic Service", Cubans in the Confederacy: José Agustín Quintero, Ambrosio José Gonzales, and Loreta Janeta Velazquez, Ed. Phillip Thomas Tucker, publ. McFarland, ISBN 9780786409761, pg. 103 ↗:
      At the same time, Nolan also secretly contracted with the crafty United States Army general James Wilkinson to organize some men to secede Texas from Spanish America.
Related terms Translations
  • French: faire sécession
  • German: abspalten
  • Russian: отделя́ться



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