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Webster 1913 Edition


Cession

Ces′sion

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

Webster 1828 Edition


Cession

CESSION

, n.
1.
The act of giving way; a yielding to force or impulse.
2.
A yielding, or surrender, as of property or rights, to another person; particularly, a surrender of conquered territory to its former proprietor or sovereign, by treaty.
3.
In the civil law, a voluntary surrender of a persons effects to his creditors, to avoid imprisonment.
4.
In ecclesiastical law, the leaving of a benefice without dispensation or being otherwise qualified. When an ecclesiastical person is created a bishop, or when the parson of a parish takes another benefice, without dispensation, the benefices are void by cession, without resignation.

Definition 2022


cession

cession

English

Noun

cession (plural cessions)

  1. That which is ceded. Insurance: (part of) a risk which is transferred from one actor to another.
    The reinsurance company accepted a 25% cession from the direct insurer.
  2. The giving up of rights, property etc. which one is entitled to.
    • 1817, Walter Scott, Rob Roy, X:
      ‘Rashleigh, whose occasions frequently call him elsewhere, has generously made a cession of his rights in my favour; so that I now endeavour to prosecute alone the studies in which he used formerly to be my guide.’

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French

Noun

cession f (plural cessions)

  1. cession

Swedish

Noun

cession c

  1. cession, bankruptcy

Declension

Inflection of cession 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative cession cessionen cessioner cessionerna
Genitive cessions cessionens cessioners cessionernas

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