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English definition of “secede”

secede

verb [I] uk   /sɪˈsiːd/ formal us  
to become independent of a country or area of government: There is likely to be civil war if the region tries to secede from the south.Colonisation and self-government
secession
noun [U] uk   /sesˈeʃ.ən/ us  
secessionist
noun [C], adjective uk   /sesˈeʃ.ən.ɪst/ us  
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