Ces"sion (?), n. [L. cessio, fr. cedere to give way: cf. F. Cession. See Cede.]


A yielding to physical force.




Concession; compliance.



A yielding, or surrender, as of property or rights, to another person; the act of ceding.

A cession of the island of New Orleans. Bancroft.

4. Eccl.Law

The giving up or vacating a benefice by accepting another without a proper dispensation.

5. CivilLaw

The voluntary surrender of a person's effects to his creditors to avoid imprisonment.


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