Part of speech: noun

The act of seceding.

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Usage examples "secession":

  1. This news created great indignation in the West and led to the first dream of secession. - "The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852", Ben Casseday.
  2. But for the formula which chains their hands, feet, and intellect, the Congress contained several men who, if they could act, would finish the secession in a double- quick time. - "Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862", Adam Gurowski.
  3. Domestic treason, secession of important provinces, religious- hatred, foreign intrigue, and foreign invasion- in such a sea of troubles was the republic destined generations long to struggle. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.