Definition Of cession

the formal giving up of rights, property, or territory, especially by a state.

the cession of twenty important towns

Example Of cession

  • A decade after Quebec's failed referendum on cession from the rest of Canada, people in the French-speaking province are once again fired up about the possibility of going their own way.

  • Although the San Juans had first been prospected by trespassers on Ute lands, it was not until after the 1874 cession of the San Juans via the Brunot Treaty that serious prospecting was undertaken in what would become the Telluride area.

  • Article One was meaningful in 1840, both as a mark of consent and formal cession , and to signify to other colonial powers that this patch was taken, but it's difficult to see its relevance now in anything but a historical sense.

  • But it did not cede Taiwan because among legal experts, there is a consensus that cession requires the stipulation of both donor and recipient.

  • But it's become pretty conspicuous since WWII, and became entrenched with the unconstitutional cession of power to the President in the War Powers Act.


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