verb (-ceded; -ceding) Etymology: Latin retrocedere, from retro- + cedere to go, cede Date: 1654 intransitive verb to go back ; recede transitive verb [French rétrocéder, from Medieval Latin retrocedere, from Latin retro- + cedere to cede] to cede back (as a territory) • retrocession noun

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  • Retrocede — Re tro*cede, v. t. [Pref. retro + cede: cf. F. r[ e]troc[ e]der.] To cede or grant back; as, to retrocede a territory to a former proprietor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Retrocede — Re tro*cede, v. i. [L. retrocedere; retro backward, back + cedere to go. See {Cede}.] To go back. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • retrocede — index escheat, regress, relapse, retire (retreat), retreat Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • rétrocédé — rétrocédé, ée (ré tro sé dé, dée) part. passé de rétrocéder. Une créance rétrocédée …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • retrocedé — Retrocedé, [retroced]ée. Il a la signification de son verbe …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • retrocede — retrocede1 [re΄trə sēd′] vi. retroceded, retroceding [L retrocedere, to recede: see RETRO & CEDE] to go back; recede retrocession [re΄trəsesh′ən] n. retrocede2 [re΄trə sēd′] vt. retroceded, retroceding …   English World dictionary

  • retrocede — retrocede1 retrocedence, n. retrocessive /re tre ses iv/, adj. /re treuh seed /, v.i., retroceded, retroceding. to go back; recede; retire. [1645 55; < L retrocedere to go back, retire, equiv. to retro RETRO + cedere to go, move; see CEDE]… …   Universalium

  • retrocede — verb a) To grant back. Hospitals retrenched in the 30s while the general practitioners retroceded into a bygone era. b) To go back …   Wiktionary

  • retrocede — Synonyms and related words: back, backslide, cock, decline, die away, diminish, drift away, dwindle, ebb, fade, fade away, fall astern, fall back, fall behind, get behind, go, go away, go backwards, go behind, jerk back, lapse, lapse back, lose… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • retrocede — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To move back or away from a point, limit, or mark: ebb, recede, retract, retreat, retrograde, retrogress. See APPROACH. 2. To move in a reverse direction: back, backpedal, backtrack, fall back, retreat, retrograde,… …   English dictionary for students

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