cede (something) to (someone)

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cede (something) to (someone)

To yield or give a tract of land to someone. We were shocked to learn that grandma had ceded all of her land to us in her will.
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cede something to someone

to grant a parcel of land to someone. We refuse to cede that land to you. They ceded the land to the city for a park.
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References in classic literature ?
At the peace of 1748 Acadia had been ceded to England.
Unsaleable in the ordinary course of business on account of its noble proportions, it had been ceded to the Professor for a few pence by a marine dealer in the east of London.
Ogg's had now completely ceded to Lucy their hypothetic claims on the admiration of Mr.
The Major's position, as guardian to Georgy, whose possession had been ceded to his grandfather, rendered some meetings between the two gentlemen inevitable; and it was in one of these that old Osborne, a keen man of business, looking into the Major's accounts with his ward and the boy's mother, got a hint, which staggered him very much, and at once pained and pleased him, that it was out of William Dobbin's own pocket that a part of the fund had been supplied upon which the poor widow and the child had subsisted.
An area of 2 563 square km on Bulgaria's western border had to be ceded to the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, the so called Western Outlands.
Karunanidhi's contention that Kachatheevu was ceded to Sri Lanka was "not correct and contrary to official records.
The amount of the AAD should eliminate all, or a majority of, the expected losses so that the tail risk or the uncertainty beyond the expected probabilities is ceded to the reinsurers.
Any segregated trust established would be required, except as otherwise required by the Superintendent of Insurance, must comply with the requirements for a trust agreement generally applicable to obtain credit for reinsurance ceded to an unauthorized reinsurer involving property and casualty risks.
Colombia says it has owned the islands since they were ceded to it by treaty in 1928.
In the case of exclusive licences, the licensor relinquishes the entitlement to use the rights or techniques ceded to the licensee: the licensor cannot therefore use them or cede them to a third party.
By 1800 in Neuchatel, the ideas guiding those who regulated marriage, and to some degree those who entere it, sound much more familiar than foreign, though, as Watt makes clear, this familiarity disappeared when the area was ceded to Napoleon in 1806, which ende the possibility for divorce.
An additional 35,000 acres would be ceded to the Navajo Nation.
The revised draft, presented by the NAIC's Fronting Working Group, would permit an admitted insurer to cede business to an unlicensed reinsurer if the amount of written premiums ceded to a single, unlicensed reinsurer does not exceed 1 percent of the licensed insurer's policyholder surplus in the previous year and if all such reserve liabilities do not exceed 5 percent of the insurer's policyholder surplus.
In total, approximately 57,000 policies have been ceded to SBLI Re to-date.