RECE’DE, v. i. [L. recedo; re and
1. To move back; to retreat; to withdraw.
RECE’DE, v. t. [ re and cede.]
To cede back; to grant or yield to a former possessor; as, to recede conquered territory.
American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster 1828, Vol. II., page 51.
vt. –ced’|ed, –ced’ing to cede back
Webster’s New World Dictionary, 3rd College Ed. (1988), page 1120.