cession
ces·sion /'se-shən/ n
1: an act of ceding: a yielding (as of property) to another: as
a in the civil law of Louisiana: assignment or transfer of property rights by a debtor to a creditor
b: transfer of liability by an insurer to a reinsurer
c: transfer of control of or sovereignty over specific property or territory esp. by treaty
such district...as may, by cession of particular States...become the seat of the government of the United StatesU.S. Constitution art. I
2: the monetary amount of liability ceded by an insurer to a reinsurer compare concession

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

cession
I noun abalienation, allowance, assignment, award, bestowal, concession, conveyance, delivery, disposal, disposition, donation, gift, giving up, giving up claim to, grant, handing over, nonretention, parting with, presentation, release, relinquishing claim to, relinquishment, resignation, submittal, surrender, transfer, waiver, yielding II index abandonment (desertion), alienation (transfer of title), assignment (transfer of ownership), consignment, demise (conveyance), expense (sacrifice), release, renunciation, resignation (relinquishment)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


cession
1 v. The act of surrendering or transferring title to real property.
2 n. Something that is surrendered or transferred, especially real property.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


cession
The act of relinquishing one's right.
A surrender, relinquishment, or assignment of territory by one state or government to another.
The territory of a foreign government gained by the transfer of sovereignty.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


cession
The act of relinquishing one's right.
 
A surrender, relinquishment, or assignment of territory by one state or government to another.
 
The territory of a foreign government gained by the transfer of sovereignty.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • cession — [ sesjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1266; lat. cessio, de cedere → céder ♦ Dr. Action de céder (un droit, un bien) à titre onéreux, ou à titre gratuit. ⇒ transmission; donation, transfert, transport, vente. Acte de cession. Cession de qqch. à qqn (par qqn).… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cession — CESSION. s. f. Transport, démission. Faire cession de son droit. [b]f♛/b] On dit, Faire cession de biens, ou simplement, Faire cession, pour dire, Abandonner ses biens à ses créanciers en vertu des Lettres du Prince, pour avoir la liberté de sa… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Cession — Ces sion, n. [L. cessio, fr. cedere to give way: cf. F. Cession. See {Cede}.] 1. A yielding to physical force. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Concession; compliance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. A yielding, or surrender, as of property or rights, to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cession — ces‧sion [ˈseʆn] noun [countable, uncountable] LAW when a person, company, or country officially gives property, land, or rights to someone else: • Russia was vehemently opposed to cession of the Liaodong Peninsula. see also cede * * * cession… …   Financial and business terms

  • cession — late 14c., from O.Fr. cession cession; death (13c.), from L. cessionem (nom. cessio) a giving up, surrendering, noun of action from pp. stem of cedere to go away, yield (see CEDE (Cf. cede)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cession — Cession. s. f. verbal, Transport, demission. Faire cession de son droit. Faire cession, signifie, Abandonner en vertu des Lettres du Prince ses biens à ses Creanciers, faute de les pouvoir payer, pour avoir la liberté de sa personne …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • cession — Cession, Cessio. Faire cession, Bonis cedere, Perfugere ad aram cessionis …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Cession — (v. lat., Rechtsw.), ein Rechtsact, wodurch das, einem Gläubiger gegen seinen Schuldner zustehende Forderungsrecht einem Dritten zur Geltendmachung für sein Interesse abgetreten wird. Der Gesichtspunkt, von welchem das gemeine Recht dabei ausgeht …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cession — (lat.), s. Zession …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • cession — ► NOUN ▪ the formal giving up of rights, property, or territory by a state. ORIGIN Latin, from cedere cede …   English terms dictionary

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