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To yield up; to assign; to grant; to surrender; to withdraw. Generally used to designate the transfer of territory from one government to another.
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Associated concepts: cede jurisdiction, cede territory
See also: abandon, advance, attorn, bequeath, bestow, concede, confer, contribute, convey, defer, devolve, disown, forfeit, give, grant, offer, pass, relinquish, remise, resign, submit, supply, surrender, tender, transfer, transmit, yield
TO CEDE, civil law. To assign; to transfer; as, France ceded Louisiana to the United States.