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secession
'secession' - used as a noun
1. the withdrawal of eleven southern states from the Union in 1860 which precipitated the American Civil War
2. an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s
3. formal separation from an alliance or federation
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David McConnell started the California Perfume Company (CPC) in 1886. Today the company is known as Avon, which he named after his favorite playwright William Shakespeare, and Stratford on Avon.