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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.

The people must cede to the government some of their natural rights.


vb. (en-past of: cede)

Usage examples of "ceded".

With the ransom in arrears and trouble arising over the ceded territories, their exile stretched ahead to no visible horizon.

The five provinces beyond the Tigris, which had been ceded by the grandfather of Sapor, were restored to the Persian monarchy.

When that province was ceded to the Huns, he entered into the service of Attila, his lawful sovereign, obtained the office of his secretary, and was repeatedly sent ambassador to Constantinople, to represent the person, and signify the commands, of the imperious monarch.

The province of Marseilles, as far as the Durance, was afterwards ceded to the Ostrogoths.

The limits of Armenia, as it had been ceded to the emperor Maurice, extended as far as the Araxes: the river submitted to the indignity of a bridge, ^86 and Heraclius, in the footsteps of Mark Antony, advanced towards the city of Tauris or Gandzaca, ^87 the ancient and modern capital of one of the provinces of Media.

He sought to obtain the undivided possession of Palermo, of which one moiety had been ceded to the elder branch.

If he ceded some doubtful limits, an ample kingdom was reserved for himself and his feudatories.

All New France had been ceded by the treaty of Paris in 1763, but the little garrison of forty men still held Fort Chartres.

Connecticut claimed about 25,600,000 acres and ceded all but 3,300,000.

In 975 Oderic, Archbishop of Reims, ceded the fief to a personage called the Comte d’Eudes, who became the first lord of Coucy.

In case of obstruction to the transfer of ceded territories, Edward retained the right to send armed forces back to France, whose cost was to be borne by the French King.

As citizen of a ceded town, he adamantly refused to take the oath of allegiance to the King of England.

As the price of his release, an arrangement was now reached by which, with the consent of King Charles of France, he ceded his county of Soissons to Edward, who in turn presented it to Coucy in lieu of the ,£4,000 provided by Isabella’s dowry.

France now had a King who, if no captain, was a purposeful leader with a definite war aim—recovery of the ceded territories.

Snapping and biting here and there, or buying off English captains too strongly in­stalled, Du Guesclin’s forces liberated piece by piece the ceded territories.