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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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Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."