Ces"sion (?), n. [L. cessio, fr. cedere to give way: cf. F. Cession. See Cede.]
A yielding to physical force.
A yielding, or surrender, as of property or rights, to another person; the act of ceding.
A cession of the island of New Orleans.
The giving up or vacating a benefice by accepting another without a proper dispensation.
The voluntary surrender of a person's effects to his creditors to avoid imprisonment.
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