secede from


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secede from (something or some place)

To withdraw or split off from some nation, company, organization, or other established group as an separate and independent entity. The largely autonomous region has been seeking to secede from the country for years. The king wants to secede from the alliance with France. The band of developers formed their own studio after seceding from the software company last fall.
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secede from something

to withdraw from something. Which was the first state to secede from the Union? We do not want to secede from the organization, but we will if we must.
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White , argued in 1869, states are not allowed to unilaterally secede from the rest of the U.
Some felt it was treasonous to secede from England, but those 'traitors' became our country's greatest patriots.
Sunday was the last day for Texas' petition to secede from the union to gather 25,000 digital signatures, the number needed to warrant a response from the White House.
As of Monday, citizens from all 50 states had submitted petitions to the White House website requesting Washington's permission to secede from the United States.
The two, who also attended the meeting, have already offered to secede from their respective parties to join the new party.
There are around 10,000 southern military officers from different ranks were relieved following the south's decision to secede from the north.
Al Baidh, who is exiled in Germany, has been calling for the south to secede from the north and end a unity deal in place since May 22, 1990.
There is no sensible and rational government in East Timor, now or in the future, as there is none anywhere in the world, that could tell the Acehnese and the Papuans that we support their right to secede from Indonesia.
Baker's reading of the resulting chaos as the islanders try to secede from the state is wonderful.
Declared the court, "Although the members of a local church may secede from a hierarchical system, they cannot secede and take the church property with them.
Since Proposition 22 passed, I'm helping West Hollywood secede from California.
she could not submit to the consequences, and therefore, to avoid her fate, will secede from the Union.
In the July/August article "Newspaper Monopoly," we erroneously reported about a drive to have the San Fernando Valley secede from Los Angeles County.