(||Ces*sa"vit) n. [L., he has ceased.] [O. Eng. Law] A writ given by statute to recover lands when the tenant has for two years failed to perform the conditions of his tenure.

(Ces"ser) n. [From Cess, v. i.] (Law) a neglect of a tenant to perform services, or make payment, for two years.

(Ces"si*ble) a. [Cf. F. cessible. See Cession.] Giving way; yielding. [Obs.] — Ces`si*bil"i*ty n. [Obs.] Sir K. Digby.

(Ces"sion) n. [L. cessio, fr. cedere to give way: cf. F. Cession. See Cede.]

1. A yielding to physical force. [Obs.] Bacon.

2. Concession; compliance. [Obs.]

3. A yielding, or surrender, as of property or rights, to another person; the act of ceding.

A cession of the island of New Orleans.

4. (Eccl. Law) The giving up or vacating a benefice by accepting another without a proper dispensation.

5. (Civil Law) The voluntary surrender of a person's effects to his creditors to avoid imprisonment.

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