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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

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

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

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

The secession of the Southern States, individually or in the aggregate, was the certain consequence of Mr. Lincoln's election.
Belle Boyd

What happened in America in the 1860s was a war of secession, a war of independence, no different in principle from what happened in America in the 1770s and 1780s.
L. Neil Smith
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Secession Translations

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

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