(?), n. [L. cessio, fr. cedere to give way: cf. F. Cession. See Cede.] 1. A yielding to physical force. [Obs.] Bacon.
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2. Concession; compliance. [Obs.]
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3. A yielding, or surrender, as of property or rights, to another person; the act of ceding.
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A cession of the island of New Orleans.
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4. (Eccl. Law) The giving up or vacating a benefice by accepting another without a proper dispensation.
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5. (Civil Law) The voluntary surrender of a person's effects to his creditors to avoid imprisonment.
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