Origin of cessionOld French from Classical Latin cessio from cessus, past participle of cedere, to yield: see cede
In 1790 when Virginia and Maryland gave up land to create the District of Columbia is an example of cession.
- 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
- That cession, renewed after the death of Gregory to his successors, conferred upon the popes indefinite rights, of which they afterwards availed themselves in the consolidation of their temporal power.
- The Seven Years' War was the immediate consequence and this ended in the cession of the entire North-West to Great Britain.
- Coming over the Drakensberg in considerable numbers during 1837, the Boers found the land stretching south from the mountains almost deserted, and Retief went to Arrival Dingaan to obtain a formal cession of the country of the west of the Tugela, which river the Zulu recognized as the boundary of Zululand proper.
- The proposed congress fell through, and Napoleon thereupon raised the question of the cession of Nice and Savoy as the price of his consent to the union of the central provinces with the Italian kingdom.
- Italy the convention seemed like a betrayal; to ~ poleon it was a set-back which he tried to retrieve by Italian gesting to Austria the peaceful cession of Venetia to ~t1t~u,ce Italian kingdom, in order to prevent any danger of of 1866.