Definition of retrocessive in English:

retrocessive

Pronunciation /ˌrɛtrə(ʊ)ˈsɛsɪv/

adjective

  • 1Directed or moving backwards.

  • 2rare Characterized by the ceding back of territory. Compare "retrocession".

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in The Monthly Review. From classical Latin retrōcess-, past participial stem of retrōcēdere retrocede + -ive, after retrocession, retrocede.