-cede, -ceed, -cess, -cease

(Latin: to be in motion; to go, to go away, to yield, to give up, to withdraw)

recession (ri SESH uhn) (s) (noun), recessions (pl)
1. A period, shorter than an economic depression, during which there is a decline in commercial trade and prosperity: Many people have lost their jobs during the recent recession.

A recession is considered by some economists as the period between when financial conditions have reached their peaks and then declined to their lowest levels.

2. The withdrawal of participants in a ceremony: The clergy and the choir left in a recession after the church service.
3. The process of going back or becoming more distant: The people in the community were happy to see the recession of the floodwaters.
1. In genetics, designating one of a pair of hereditary characters that, appearing in a hybrid offspring is masked by a contrasting character.
2. A description of a characteristic or trait determined by a recessive gene.
3. Tending to go backward or to recede.
A reference to or characterized by the tendency of going backward or receding.
retrocede (ret" roh SEED) (s) (noun), retrocedes (pl)
1. An action that involves giving something back to a person; such as, land or a territory: The local tribal groups petitioned the government for an act of retrocede, to return their traditional property to the governance of the Native councils.
2. A move back or away from a limit, a point, or a mark: The community was hoping that there would be a retrocede of the floodwaters that have caused so much damage.
3. Etymology: from Latin retrocedere, "to go back" from retro-, "back" + cedere, "to go".
secede (verb), secedes; seceded; seceding
1. To make a formal withdrawal of membership from an organization, state, or alliance.
2. To withdraw formally from a union, fellowship, or association; especially, from a political or religious organization.
secession (si SESH uhn) (s) (noun), secessions (pl)
1. A formal withdrawal from an organization, state, or alliance; especially, from a political or religious association: Janet had to write a formal statement to insure that her secession as a member of the political party was confirmed.
2. Etymology: from Latin secessionem, from the stem of secedere. "secede" which consists of se-, "apart" + cedere. "to go".
A belief or policy in favor of withdrawal from a nation, state, organization, or alliance.

A secession occurs when people in a country or state declare their independence from the ruling government.

When a dissatisfied group secedes, it creates its own form of government in place of the former ruling government. Secessions are serious maneuvers that lead to, or arise from, military conflict.

secessionist (s) (noun), secessionists (pl)
1. A person who secedes, advocates secession, or claims secession as a constitutional right.
2. Referring to, or pertaining to, secession or secessionists.
stet processus
Let the process stand.

A court order suspending further action.

succeed (verb), succeeds; succeeded; succeeding
1. To happen or terminate according to a desire; to turn out successfully; have the desired result.
2. To thrive, prosper, grow, or the like.
3. To accomplish what is attempted or intended.
4. To follow or replace another by descent, election, appointment, etc. (often followed by to).
5. To come next after something else in an order or series.
6. Etymology: from Old French succeder, "come next after, take the place of another"; from Latin succedere, "to come after, to go near to"; from suc-, "up, near" a variant of sub, "under" + cedere, "to go, to move".

The sense of "have a favorable result", is first recorded in Middle English before 1475.

To succeed anyone is etymologically to "go next to someone"; hence, "to follow someone".

The word came into English via Old French succeder from Latin succedere, a compound verb formed from the prefix sub-, "under" (used here in the sense of "next below"; therefore, "next to, after") and cedere, "to go" (source also of English cede, exceed, proceed, etc.).

The notion of "getting near to something" evolved in Latin into "doing well, prospering"; whence the other main meaning of the English word succeed.

—Compiled from information provided in
Dictionary of Word Origins by John Ayto;
Arcade Publishing; New York; page 509.
success (s) (noun), successes (pl)
1. The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted.
2. An effort that accomplishes its intended purpose.
1. Obtaining what one desires or intends.
2. Having reached a high degree of financial prosperity.
3. Terminating in or meeting with success; resulting favorably.
successful achievement
A redundant statement or words repeating the same definitions; as, successful [having the intended result or obtaining what one desilres] + achievement [the act or process of finishing something successfully].
1. In a successful manner or having obtained something desired or intended:.
2. With a favorable termination of what is attempted; favorably.
1. A condition of prospering or having good fortune.
2. Resulting favorably.

Go to this link for an important clarification of "Seed" words which are often misused by users.