cede cede (s[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {ceded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {ceding}.] [L. cedere to withdraw, yield; akin to cadere to fall, and to E. chance; cf. F. c['e]der.] To yield or surrender; to give up; to resign; as, to cede a fortress, a province, or country, to another nation, by treaty. [1913 Webster]

The people must cede to the government some of their natural rights. --Jay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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