1. [syn: cession, ceding]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
cede \cede\ (s[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. ceded; p. pr. & vb.
n. ceding.] [L. cedere to withdraw, yield; akin to cadere
to fall, and to E. chance; cf. F. c['e]der.]
To yield or surrender; to give up; to resign; as, to cede a
fortress, a province, or country, to another nation, by
The people must cede to the government some of their
natural rights. --Jay.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of ceding [syn: cession, ceding]