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Word of the Day – Secede

By November 17, 2016Word of the Day

Secede (verb)


Withdraw formally from membership of a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organisation.

Usually referring to a part of a country that wishes to break away from the remainder secede comes from the Latin word secedere meaning “go apart”

Example sentences

“He has dramatically warned that if he is impeached a number of provinces will secede.”

“What was Abraham Lincoln’s answer to Southerners who voted democratically to secede?”

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