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Definition of Secession

Secession

  1. The act of seceding; separation from fellowship or association with others, as in a religious or political organization; withdrawal.
  2. The withdrawal of a State from the national Union.

Secession Quotations

From infancy, I had been accustomed to hear pro and con discussions of slavery and the American Civil War. Although the British government finally decided not to recognise the Confederacy, public opinion in England was sharply divided on the questions both of slavery and of secession.
Emmeline Pankhurst

As long as it served his purpose, Mr. Lincoln boldly advocated the right of Secession.
Belle Boyd

The idea that 'if you don't like how things are going, you can just leave' is so ingrained in Texas, the secession movement is no surprise.
Gail Collins

What happened in Pakistan was that people were told: You're all Muslim, so now you're a country. As we saw in 1971 with the Bangladesh secession, the answer to that was: 'Oh no, we're not.'
Salman Rushdie

Many Afghan intellectuals in the United States believe that their country is best kept together. They are encouraged by the fact that no leading tribal or political figure there has called for secession.
Stephen Kinzer
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Secession Translations

secession in Dutch is secessie
secession in German is Trennung, Sezession
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