Definition of Retrocede

1. v. t. To cede or grant back; as, to retrocede a territory to a former proprietor.



2. v. i. To go back.

Definition of Retrocede

1. Verb. (transitive) To grant back. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To go back. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retrocede

1. [v -CEDED, -CEDING, -CEDES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retrocede

retrobulbar
retrobulbar abscess
retrobulbar anaesthesia
retrobulbar haemorrhage
retrobulbar neuritis
retrocaecal
retrocaecal abscess
retrocaecal lymph nodes
retrocaecal recess
retrocalcaneobursitis
retrocardiac
retrocausal
retrocausality
retrocaval
retrocaval ureter
retrocede (current term)
retroceded
retrocedent
retrocedent gout
retrocedes
retroceding
retrocervical
retrocession
retrocessions
retrocessive
retrocessively
retrochoir
retrochoirs
retroclusion
retrocochlear deafness

Literary usage of Retrocede

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1. State Papers and Publick Documents of the United States, from the Accession by United States President, United States Dept. of State (1819)
"But it was, no doubt, the intention of the parties that the expression retrocede, which has given name to the treaty and serves to express the principal ..."

2. The American Register, Or, Summary Review of History, Politics, and Literature by Robert Walsh (1817)
"We need look no further for the meaning of the word retrocede. This country had once been ceded to Spain, and although she was not put in entire possession, ..."

3. The Diplomacy of the United States: Being an Account of the Foreign by Theodore Lyman (1828)
"His Catholic Majesty promises and engages on his part to retrocede to the French ... Spain could, therefore, never give back or retrocede to France, ..."

4. The Legal News by James Kirby (1891)
"... to retrocede— Tender Not Followed by Consignation— Right to Revenues of Property. ... if the purchaser refuses to retrocede, although the result of the ..."

5. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1871)
"Recede, retrocede, fall back, beat a retreat, sound a retreat, take the back track. ... Retrograde, vn retrocede, recede, retire, go or move backward, ..."

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