Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To withdraw from association; separate.

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Usage examples "secede":

  1. The South had attempted to secede and had failed. - "The United States Since The Civil War", Charles Ramsdell Lingley.
  2. If the South insists upon the extension of slavery, and claims the right to secede, as you know it very well may do, and the decision lies with me, it will mean resistance, inexorable, with blood if needs be. - "Abraham Lincoln", John Drinkwater.
  3. In referring to South Carolina's attempted nullification of the tariff law, she said that if they ever attempted to secede they should be pushed out of the door and not held. - "Children of the Market Place", Edgar Lee Masters.