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Topic: GOVERNMENT

Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: céder, from Latin cedere 'to go, withdraw, give up'

cede

verb
     
cede [transitive]
formalPG to give something such as an area of land or a right to a country or person, especially when you are forced to
cede something to somebody
Hong Kong was ceded to Britain in 1842.
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