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secession

[ si-sesh-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF secession

Synonyms for secession

  • breakaway
  • breakup
  • separation
  • defection
  • dissension
  • disunion
  • division
  • parting
  • rift
  • rupture
  • schism
  • split
  • disaffiliation
  • exiting
  • splinter group
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Antonyms for secession

  • agreement
  • closing
  • closure
  • juncture
  • peace
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SECESSION

Plainly the central idea of secession is the essence of anarchy.

Mr. Seeley does justice to the importance of the secession of the American colonies.

From the top of the capitol building, he reflected on the fall of Secession.

And then—and then a greater State than any will be forced into secession!

Washington's dead, sir; dead as a hammer, if this secession goes on.

What would have been said had he suggested the chance of Secession and Civil War?

No one then dreamed of four years' war, but every one dreamed of secession.

This was to invite a secession of the French colonies from the mother country.

At any rate, secession was not directly advocated at Hartford.

Missouri did not join the Southern States in their secession from the Union.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Latin secessionem (nominative secessio) "a withdrawal, separation; political withdrawal, insurrection, schism," noun of action from past participle stem of secedere "secede," from se- "apart" (see secret) + cedere "to go" (see cede). Originally in a Roman historical context, "temporary migration of plebeians from the city to compel patricians to address their grievances;" modern use in reference to religious or political unions dates from 1650s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SECESSION

breach

nounchange from friendly to unfriendly relationship

desertion

nounabandonment
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