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Meaning of SECESSION

Pronunciation:  si'seshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  formal separation from an alliance or federation
  2. [n]  the withdrawal of eleven Southern states from the Union in 1860 which precipitated the American Civil War
  3. [n]  an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French Art Nouveau in the 1890s
 

SECESSION is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: Sezession, withdrawal
 
 See Also: art movement, artistic movement, breakaway, breaking away, separation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Se*ces"sion\, n. [L. secessio: cf. F. s['e]cession.
See {Secede}.]
1. The act of seceding; separation from fellowship or
   association with others, as in a religious or political
   organization; withdrawal.

2. (U.S. Hist.) The withdrawal of a State from the national
   Union.

{Secession Church} (in Scotland). See {Seceder}.

 

 

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