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English definition of “secede”

secede

verb [I]     /sɪˈsiːd/ formal
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     /sesˈeʃ.ən/ noun [U] secessionist     /sesˈeʃ.ən.ɪst/ noun [C], adjective
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