recession etymology

English word recession comes from Latin re-, Latin cess-, and later Latin recessus (Recess. Retreat.)

Detailed word origin of recession

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
re- Latin (lat) Again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.. Back, backwards.
cess- Latin (lat)
recedere Latin (lat)
recessum Latin (lat)
recessus Latin (lat) Recess. Retreat.
recession English (eng) A period of reduced economic activity. The act of ceding something back.. The act or an instance of receding or withdrawing.. The ceremonial filing out of clergy and/or choir at the end of a church service.

Words with the same origin as recession

Descendants of re-
arrest rain reaction receive recognize record regret relationship relax remain remember remove repeat reputation request rescue research respect responsibility responsible rest return revolution reward ship