What does the word secession mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • The act of seceding.

Usage examples for secession

  1. 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 by Adam Gurowski
  2. 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 by John Lothrop Motley