In 1790 when Virginia and Maryland gave up land to create the District of Columbia is an example of cession.
Origin of cessionOld French from Classical Latin cessio from cessus, past participle of cedere, to yield: see cede
- A ceding or surrendering, as of territory to another country by treaty.
- Something, such as territory, that is ceded.
Origin of cessionMiddle English from Old French from Latin cessiō cessiōn- from cessus past participle of cēdere to yield ; see ked- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle French cession, from Latin cessionem, from past participle of cēdere (“to yield”).
cession - Legal Definition