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
- The only result of his enterprise was the abortive treaty for the cession to France of Zula, now in the Italian colony of Eritrea.
- 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.
- At last, on the 24th of March, the treaty was signed whereby the cession was agreed upon, but subject to the vote of the populations concerned and ratification by the Italian parliament.
- An agreement was made between the doge and the envoys, by which transport and active help were to be given by Venice in return for 85,000 marks and the cession of half of the conquests made by the crusaders.
- Here the sultan reiterated terms which he had already offered several times before - the cession of most of the kingdom of Jerusalem, the surrender of the cross (captured by Saladin in 1187), and the restoration of all prisoners.