ceding ceding  /ˈsi dɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of ceding

Usage(s):

  1. Even in the calmest of times, the transfer of presidential power is a tricky maneuver, especially when it involves one party ceding the office to another.
  2. In a surprise press conference in early July, Palin announced that she would step down on July 26, ceding the governor's mansion to Lieut.
  3. By not actively campaigning here for most of this week, Clinton is essentially ceding the state to Obama, who, on the strength of the black vote, is ahead here by 10.

News

  1. Drones Are Used For Domestic Surveillance, FBI Director Admits

    Not sure if this one fits with the "fairness doctrine" or the "inconvenience" paradigm (where the government is here to protect you in exchange for ceding all those pesky constitutional amendments), but moments ago yet another "conspiracy theory" become fact when the FBI director Robert Mueller admitted to the domestic use of drones for surveillance purposes. From RT : The FBI uses drones for ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  2. The RAV4 EV is no Tesla in Toyota clothing

    Just about every automaker has an electric vehicle in its lineup now, from the Nissan Leaf to the soon-to-be-released BMW i3 , but among this crop of quiet cars there is only one electric SUV. The Toyota RAV4 EV came about as tribute from Tesla Motors, in recompense for Toyota ceding its Fremont, Calif., manufacturing digs. I think Tesla got the best end of that deal. However, the RAV4 EV ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNET

Quotes

  1. Pakistanis "need to speak out forcefully against a policy that is ceding more and more territory to the [Taliban]," Clinton said, underscoring "the seriousness of the existential threat posed to the state of Pakistan by the continuing...
    on Apr 22, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Daily Times

  2. "A billion dollars on new bureaucracy, intrusion, rights of entry on the farms, open slather in terms of water trading, the ceding of state constitutional rights - we can't agree to all of those things," Mr Brumby told reporters today.
    on Aug 7, 2007 By: John Brumby Source: The Age

  3. Nelson, who supports the waiver, said he considers it possible that no agreement will be reached and that as of 2011 Americans will have no way to get to the space station -- leaving it to "degrade and burn up on reentry, or with us ceding it to...
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Bill Nelson Source: Washington Post

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