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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Before and during the war, almost every Southern political leader explicitly said the Southern states seceded to protect slavery.
The Radical Republican Congress, in the Reconstruction era, argued that the Southern states had seceded from the Union, and thus should be dealt with as conquered entities, to be re-admitted only on the terms set down by Congress.
Arkansas seceded from the Union, the ninth state to join the Confederacy.
In convincing detail, the Blacks dramatize the great new fact of presidential politics: The South, composed of the 11 slave states that seceded in 1860 and 1861, is the richest electoral prize in the nation.
Texas already seceded once - in 1861, by popular vote in a statewide election.
mission in South Sudan, known as UNMISS, was created after South Sudan seceded from Sudan in July 2011, six months after a referendum agreed under a 2005 peace deal that ended decades of civil war that killed some 2 million people.
February 15, 2012 (KHARTOUM) -- Around 100 former South Sudanese soldiers at the Sudanese army demonstrated in Khartoum for several hours today demanding disbursement of severance pay more than six months after the south seceded and became an independent state.
Hain's reasoning being that Spain, because of Catalonia and the Basque Provinces, would vote against any country that had seceded.
The group was on a mission to check the state of Christian Orthodox churches in the northern part of the island, which has seceded and is of predominantly ethnically Turkish population.
Eleven Southern states had formed their own government, the Confederate States of America, and seceded (withdrew) from the rest of the U.S.
Four more states seceded, and Lincoln issued a call for troops to put down the rebellion.
The change was made in response to community complaints and because the Mercantile Exchange seceded from the plan.
HARTUM (CyHAN)- The Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has arrived in Sudan today Wednesday in a bid to push peace efforts between the latter and the recently seceded South Sudan.
His reasoning is that Spain, because of Catalonia and the Basque Provinces, would vote against any country that had seceded. So what happened when Czechoslovakia spilt, was Spain ill, or going to its granny's funeral, the day the Czech Republic and Slovakia separately joined the EU?.
Sudan lost three quarters of its oil production to South Sudan which seceded in July in line with a vote granted under the 2005 Compressive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended more than two decades of civil wars between the two sides.