Ces"sion (?), n. [L. cessio,
fr. cedere to give way: cf. F. Cession. See
Cede.] 1. A yielding to physical
force. [Obs.] Bacon.
2. Concession; compliance.
3. A yielding, or surrender, as of
property or rights, to another person; the act of
A cession of the island of New Orleans.
4. (Eccl. Law) The giving up or
vacating a benefice by accepting another without a proper
5. (Civil Law) The voluntary
surrender of a person's effects to his creditors to avoid