to yield or formally surrender to another:
to cede territory.
when intr, often foll by to. to transfer, make over, or surrender (something, esp territory or legal rights): the lands were ceded by treaty
(transitive) to allow or concede (a point in an argument, etc)
1630s, from French céder or directly from Latin cedere “to yield, give place; to give up some right or property,” originally “to go from, proceed, leave,” from Proto-Italic *kesd-o- “to go away, avoid,” from PIE root *ked- “to go, yield” (cf. Sanskrit sedhati “to drive; chase away;” Avestan apa-had- “turn aside, step aside;” Greek hodos “way,” hodites “wanderer, wayfarer;” Old Church Slavonic chodu “a walking, going,” choditi “to go”). Related: Ceded; ceding. The sense evolution in Latin is via the notion of “to go away, withdraw, give ground.”
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a male given name. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples masc. proper name, modern, apparently introduced by Sir Walter Scott (Cedric the Saxon is a character in “Ivanhoe”); apparently a mistake for Old English name Cerdic.
the black torrent, the brook flowing through the ravine below the eastern wall of Jerusalem (John 18:1). (See KIDRON.) Historical Examples
noun an authorization or permit issued by the Spanish or a South American government Word Origin Spanish cédula ‘schedule’ Usage Note politics Historical Examples
the letter C. shaped or formed like the letter C. n. “name of the letter C,” 1540s. Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences