Definition of cession noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cession

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈseʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈseʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable](formal)
 
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the act of giving up land or rights, especially to another country after a war see also cede Word Origin late Middle English; from Latin cessio(n-), from cedere ‘cede’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cession