Cede (?), 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'eder.]

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. Jay.


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