Seceding
Secede Se"cede", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Seceded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seceding}.] [L. secedere, secessum; pref se- aside + cedere to go, move. See {Cede}.] To withdraw from fellowship, communion, or association; to separate one's self by a solemn act; to draw off; to retire; especially, to withdraw from a political or religious body. [1913 Webster]

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