|n.||1.||A yielding to physical force.|
|3.||A yielding, or surrender, as of property or rights, to another person; the act of ceding.|
|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.|
|Noun||1.||cession - the act of ceding|
CESSION, contracts. Yielding up; release.
2. France ceded Louisiana to the United States, by the treaty of Paris, of April 30, 1803 Spain made a cession of East and West Florida, by the treaty of February 22, 1819. Cessions have been severally made of a part of their territory, by New York, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut) South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. Vide Gord. Dig. art. 2236 to 2250.
CESSION, eccl. law. When an ecclesiastic is created bishop, or when a parson takes another benefice, without dispensation, the first benefice becomes void by a legal cession, or surrender. Cowel, h.t.abalienation, abandonment, abdication, abjuration, abjurement, alienation, allowance, amortization, amortizement, assignation, assignment, bargain and sale, barter, bequeathal, capitulation, circumscription, concession, conferment, conferral, consignation, consignment, conveyance, conveyancing, deeding, deliverance, delivery, demise, dispensation, disposal, disposition, dropping out, dumping, enfeoffment, exception, exchange, exemption, extenuating circumstances, forgoing, forswearing, getting rid of, giving, giving in, giving over, giving up, grain of salt, grant, handing over, hedge, hedging, lease and release, letting go, limitation, mental reservation, modification, qualification, recantation, recedence, recession, release, relinquishment, renouncement, renunciation, reservation, resignation, restriction, retraction, retreat, riddance, sacrifice, sale, salvo, settlement, settling, special case, special treatment, specialness, specification, surrender, swearing off, trading, transfer, transference, transmission, transmittal, vesting, waiver, withdrawing, yielding