cease and desist

idiom

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

Examples of cease and desist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Deer Recovery, Drones, and the Law In January, Yoder received a letter from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation ordering him to cease and desist soliciting operators in New York state. Hayden Sammak, Outdoor Life, 8 Feb. 2024 Eminem, who is famously not into Republican presidential candidates, has sent a cease and desist to Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy. Evan Minsker, Pitchfork, 28 Aug. 2023 Two days later, 13 countries released a joint statement demanding the Houthis cease and desist or be held accountable. Abigail Hauslohner, Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2024 Connecticut’s Attorney General William Tong issued a cease and desist letter to HighBazaar today, Jan. 4, according to a press release. Staff Report, Hartford Courant, 4 Jan. 2024 Maven has received a cease and desist letter from the renowned Napa restaurant French Laundry, citing trademark infringement issues. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 22 Dec. 2023 Attorneys for the Tolkien estate sent a cease and desist letter to Polychron in March, according to the estate’s lawsuit. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 19 Dec. 2023 In his complaint, Battle claims that Microsoft did not respond to his lawyer's letter to cease and desist from publishing false statements on Bing and Bing Chat. Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 23 Oct. 2023 While some famous people may bring a lawsuit against those using their name and likeness without approval in order to set a precedent, most of such cases are settled with cease and desist demands. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 1 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Cease and desist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cease%20and%20desist. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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