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secession

se·ces·sion

secession

 
pronunciation:
sih se shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the action or an instance of seceding.
definition 2: (often cap.) the seceding of the Southern states from the United States in the early 1860s, which led to the Civil War.
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derivation: secessional (adj.)