from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To withdraw formally from membership in an organization, association, or alliance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To split from or to withdraw from membership of a political union, an alliance or an organisation.
- v. To split or to withdraw one or more constituent entities from membership of a political union, an alliance or an organisation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To withdraw from fellowship, communion, or association; to separate one's self by a solemn act; to draw off; to retire; especially, to withdraw from a political or religious body.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To go apart; retire; withdraw from fellowship, communion, or association; separate one's self from others or from some association; specifically, to withdraw from a political or religious organization: as, certain ministers seceded from the Church of Scotland about the year 1733; certain of the United States of America attempted to secede and form an independent government in 1860–61.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. withdraw from an organization or communion
With any luck, maybe those Southerners will follow Rick Perry and once again secede from the Union ...
Yeh, right, the way to secede is to vote someone into the government your trying to secede from.
Here on January 7, 1861, Alabama voted to secede from the Union, and on February 18, on the steps of the portico, Jefferson Davis took his oath of office as President of the Confederate States.
Only if we allow – no, require, Detroit to secede from the U.S.
The actor claimed “thousands of cell groups will be united around the country in solidarity over the concerns for our nation” and said that if states decide to secede from the union, that Texas would lead the way.
One might believe that states have the right to secede from the union, or have the right to interpret the Constitution rather than defer to the interpretations of the federal government, and use the Confederate flag to symbolically support these principles.
He's probably waiting to run for President of Texas after he makes good on his threats and has the state secede from the Union.
I wish that Wilson and all of the other crude, despicable, fear and hate-mongering wing-nuts would move to Texas and secede from the Union.
Can't run for President and secede from the union at the same time. jldfarms
Isn't this the clown that wants Texas to secede from the U.S.?