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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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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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She will be responsible for leading the Company's Ceded Re function across all of AXIS' insurance product lines.
AXIS Capital Holdings has said that it has appointed Anne Kelly as global head of ceded reinsurance.
AXIS Capital Holdings Limited appointed Anne Kelly as global head of Ceded Reinsurance, effective Sept.
The United States handed over to the second republic a territory circumscribed by the Treaty of Paris and the Cession Treaty of 1900 which clarified that the islands of Cagayan Sulu and Sibutu are part of the archipelago ceded by Spain to the United States.
* The non-life segment accounted for 67.5% of the total premium ceded to reinsurers in 2014.
* The reinsurance premium ceded by the Austrian insurance industry increased from EUR3.3 billion (US$4.4 billion) in 2010 to EUR3.5 billion (US$4.7 billion) in 2014, at a review-period CAGR of 1.6%.
An area of 2 563 square km on Bulgaria's western border had to be ceded to the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, the so called Western Outlands.
did not arise as no territory belonging to India was ceded, nor sovereignty relinquished, to Sri Lanka."
Pir-Moazzen said the treaty provides that after one century-- that is, as of 1928--all the territory that Iran ceded to Russia would be returned to Iran.
He agreed on condition that she ceded all her rights, which she opposed.
Summary: Syrian Social Nationalist Party leader Asaad Hardan said Sunday the March 14 movement had ceded its decision-making power to extremist groups.
Referring to the privatization of a great number of petrochemical units in recent years, Rahimian noted that by transferring Persian Gulf Holding, Tabriz Petrochemical Company, Mahshahr Special Economic Zone and Petrochemical Kala Company will be the only subsidiaries remaining under the aegis of the government even "though these companies will also be ceded to the private sector in next rounds".