cease and desist order


cease and desist order

noun

law : an official order to stop doing something immediately

Full Definition of CEASE AND DESIST ORDER

:  an order from an administrative agency to refrain from a method of competition or a labor practice found by the agency to be unfair

Examples of CEASE AND DESIST ORDER

  1. A cease and desist order was issued by the state.

First Known Use of CEASE AND DESIST ORDER

1926

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