n. act of seceding; withdrawal; withdrawal of 11 Southern states from the Union
The secession of the Southern states provided Lincoln with his first major problem after his inauguration.
Sentence in Classic:
There had been a schism among the Chosen People a few months before, some of the younger members of the Church having rebelled against the authority of the Elders, and the result had been the secession of a certain number of the malcontents, who had left Utah and become Gentiles.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Yates, who was trying to make himself agreeable to Julia, found her gloom less impenetrable on any topic than that of his regret at her secession from their company; and Mr.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
The time at any moment was a number of varying doctrines professed by the different hamlets, some of them having originally grown up from a common root, and then become divided by secession, some having been alien from the beginning.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context