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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

TO CEDE, civil law. To assign; to transfer; as, France ceded Louisiana to the United States.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Israel is not generously contemplating ceding its own land to Palestine but insisting that Palestine cede indisputably Palestinian lands to Israel.
In the case of exclusive licences, the licensor relinquishes the entitlement to use the rights or techniques ceded to the licensee: the licensor cannot therefore use them or cede them to a third party.
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They demanded from MPs Korkmazov, Shin and Moldobaev, who were expelled from the party recently, to cede their mandates.
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That's the main reason I'm not yet ready to cede the 21st century to China.