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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cession  \Ces"sion\,  n.  [L.  cessio,  fr  cedere  to  give  way:  cf 
  F.  Cession.  See  {Cede}.] 
  1.  A  yielding  to  physical  force.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  Concession;  compliance.  [Obs.] 
 
  3.  A  yielding,  or  surrender,  as  of  property  or  rights,  to 
  another  person;  the  act  of  ceding. 
 
  A  cession  of  the  island  of  New  Orleans.  --Bancroft. 
 
  4.  (Eccl.  Law)  The  giving  up  or  vacating  a  benefice  by 
  accepting  another  without  a  proper  dispensation. 
 
  5.  (Civil  Law)  The  voluntary  surrender  of  a  person's  effects 
  to  his  creditors  to  avoid  imprisonment. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cession 
  n  :  the  act  of  ceding  [syn:  {ceding}] 




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