The definition of a secession is a breaking away from an organization, country, etc.(noun)
An example of a secession is when the South separated from the Union in the United States during the beginning of the Civil War period.
See secession in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L secessio
See secession in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin sēcessiō, sēcessiōn-
Origin: , from sēcessus
Origin: , past participle of sēcēdere, to secede; see secede.
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