cease and desist

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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.

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“Cease and desist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cease%20and%20desist. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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