cease and desist

Definition of cease and desist

formal
:to stop (doing something) immediately
  • The company was ordered by the court to cease and desist from selling the photographs.

Word by Word Definitions

cease play
  1. : to cause to come to an end especially gradually : no longer continue

  2. : to come to an end

  3. : to bring an activity or action to an end : discontinue

  1. : cessation

desist play
  1. : to cease to proceed or act


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