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 for secession
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Secession \Se*ces"sion\ (s[-e]*s[e^]sh"[u^]n), n. [L. secessio:
     cf. F. s['e]cession. See Secede.]
     1. The act of seceding; separation from fellowship or
        association with others, as in a religious or political
        organization; withdrawal.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (U.S. Hist.) The withdrawal of a State from the national
        [1913 Webster]
     Secession Church (in Scotland). See Seceder.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the
           French art nouveau in the 1890s [syn: secession,
      2: the withdrawal of eleven southern states from the Union in
         1860 which precipitated the American Civil War
      3: formal separation from an alliance or federation [syn:
         secession, withdrawal]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "secession":
     agreement to disagree, alienation, apostasy, backsliding, betrayal,
     bolt, break, breakaway, breaking, counter-culture, defection,
     dereliction, deserter, desertion, difference, disaccord,
     disagreement, disapprobation, disapproval, disloyalty, disparity,
     dissatisfaction, dissension, dissent, dissentience, dissidence,
     diversity, dropping out, faithlessness, going over,
     minority opinion, nonagreement, nonassent, nonconcurrence,
     nonconformity, nonconsent, opposition, ratting, recidivation,
     recidivism, recreancy, recusance, recusancy, rejection,
     repudiation, retirement, schism, separation, treason,
     turning traitor, underground, variance, walkout, withdrawal

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