CEDE, v. t. [Fr. ceder; Sp. Port. ceder; It. cedere; L. cedo; W.gadu, gadaw; Eng. To quit. See Quit and Conge.
1. To yield; to surrender; to give up; to resign; as, to cede a fortress, a province or country, by treaty. This word is appropriately used to denote the relinquishment of a conquered city, fortress, or territory, to the former sovereign or proprietor.American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster 1828, Vol. I, page 33.
2. To relinquish and grant; as, to cede all claims to a disputed right or territory.
The people must cede to the government some of their natural rights. Jay.
CE’DED, pp. Yielding; surrendered; giving up.
American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster 1828, Vol. I, page 33
cede (sëd). The precise meaning
of the word depends somewhat on the subject-matter with which it is connected.
In some instances, it is used in the sense of “grant,” but ordinarily it
means yield; to surrender; to give up. See Mayor & City Council of
Baltimore v. Turnpike Road, 80 Md. 535, 542.
Law Dictionary, James A. Ballentine, Second Edition, 1948, page 198.
CEDE. To yield up; to assign; to grant. Generally used to designate
the transfer of territory from one government to another. Goetze v. United
States, C.C.N.Y., 103 Fed. 72; Baltimore v. Turnpike Road, 80 Md. 535,
31 A. 420.
Black’s Law Dictionary 4th Edition (1951), page 282.
cede (sëd). vt.
ced’|ed, ced’ing [[Fr.céder < L cedere,
to yield, orig., *sed-; akin to sedere, Sit]] 1 to give up
one’s right in; surrender formally 2 to transfer the title or ownership
Webster’s New World Dictionary, 3rd College Ed. (1988), page 225.