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secession
used in Atlas Shrugged

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formal separation from an alliance or federation
  • There's talk of seceding from the Union.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (71% in)
  • There were districts that rose in blind rebellion, arrested the local officials, expelled the agents of Washington, killed the tax collectors-then, announcing their secession from the country, went on to the final extreme of the very evil that had destroyed them, as if fighting murder with suicide: went on to seize all property within their reach, to declare community bondage of all to all, and to perish within a week, their meager loot consumed, in the bloody hatred of all for all, in...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (5% in)
  • They've declared that they're seceding from the Union, but nobody knows who's now in power.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (67% in)

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