Definition of Secession

What does the term "secession" mean? What is the definition of the term "secession"?

According to the dictionary, "secession" refers to the formal withdrawal from an organization. Secession is normally used when referring to the withdrawal from a "political state".

Definition of Secession - Financial Dictionary - PoliticsIn the United States, many thousands of people advocated that their states withdraw from the United States due to the re-election of President Barack Obama in November of 2012. Hundreds of thousands of residents of the state of Texas, for instance, signed a petition advocating the withdrawal of Texas from the United States. If this secession movement were to succeed, Texas would become its own country. The general thought process of the people behind this movement is that Texas is big enough (in terms of its economy) to sustain itself as an independent nation, and that it gives way more than it gets back from the union.

11 states seceded in the early 1860s, setting the stage for the US Civil War. They were:

South Carolina

North Carolina

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Reuters: 23.9% of Americans Want Their States To Secede From The Union