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Noun: secession  si'se-shun
  1. An Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s
    - sezession
  2. Formal separation from an alliance or federation
    - withdrawal
Noun: Secession
  1. The withdrawal of eleven southern states from the Union in 1860 which precipitated the American Civil War

Derived forms: secessions

Type of: art movement, artistic movement, school, separation

Encyclopedia: Secession, War of