secede

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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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People are always talking about Massachusetts seceding from the rest of the states because it is more liberal, or towns seceding from Massachusetts because they are more conservative, but it never gets beyond grumbling.
This would entail Wales and Scotland forthwith seceding from the United Kingdom, and gaining international recognition as independent and neutral states.
"I'm in favor of seceding," said Dan Hargrove, president of the college's district board.
I'm for seceding from the Union and letting the president and his fellow Texans stay in Washington as wards of the state.
In February, the seceding states formed the Confederate States of America.
The valley would be seceding from the city of Los Angeles.
Do portions of seceding republics themselves have the right to secede?
Quebec has(http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29077213) voted twice on seceding from Canada.
There's almost no chance Texas Republicans will actually vote in favor of seceding, mind you - not least because most of the party wants nothing to do with this - but the fact we're even mentioning secession and the Texas GOP convention in the same sentence suggests that the once-fringe movement has become a priority for at least some conservative grassroots Texans.
He maintains that "there never was a civil war" because that type of conflict is one "in which two or more factions right for control of a nation's government." But, he notes, "The seceding Southern states were not trying to take over the United States government; they wanted to declare themselves independent." Nor is it correct, he believes, to label the conflict a "War Between the States" because "Florida was not at war with New Hampshire, nor Rhode Island with Mississippi." The war was fought "between the United States government and the eleven Southern states that formed the Confederate States of America." What then would he accept as an accurate name for the struggle?
Californians are seriously considering seceding from the United States after Donald Trump went from being the Republican nominee to President-elect.