secession

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin secessio, a withdrawing.

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secession ‎(plural secessions)

  1. The act of seceding.

Usage notes[edit]

A common example of usage is the withdrawal of 11 Southern states of the United States of America from the Union in 1860–1861, precipitating the U.S. civil war

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