Definition of ceding:
- complying (part of speech: verb)
By ceding these countries to the United States it would be possible, from the sale of unappropriated lands, to indemnify the Americans for all losses of private property during the war, and also to make reparation to the Tories, whose estates had been confiscated.- "The Critical Period of American History", John Fiske.
Of this her Government has been repeatedly apprised, and the cession was the more to have been anticipated as Spain must have known that in ceding it she would likewise relieve herself from the important obligation secured by the treaty of 1795 and all other compromitments respecting it.- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
By the treaties with France and Spain, respectively ceding Louisiana and the Floridas to the United States, provision was made for the security of land titles derived from the Governments of those nations.- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.