secession: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (si-sesh'un), [key]
- an act or instance of seceding.
- (often cap.)the withdrawal from the Union of 11 Southern states in the period 1860–61, which brought on the Civil War.
- (usually cap.)a style of art in Germany and Austria concurrent with and related to Art Nouveau.
- secession (Thesaurus)