cease and desist order


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 in a Sentence

A cease and desist order was issued by the state.

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The cease and desist order was his only legal remedy, under the law, to stop the harassment against him. latimes.com, "Responsible sober-home operators are being erroneously scapegoated," 22 May 2018 Nickless blames her mortgage servicer, Ocwen, which is now allegedly facing a cease and desist order from the state of Michigan for violating mortgage laws. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "A Widow Featured on "Extreme Home Makeover" Loses Her House," 31 May 2017 Various enforcement actions, including some taken in provinces of Canada, have included cease and desist orders involving companies with names like Cryptocashback, Cryptosecure, DasCoin, ThinkCoin, Ubcoin, Leverage and Krios. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Buyers beware: It could be the next Bitcoin -- or a scam," 21 May 2018 The state won't say how many business have gotten the fraudulent cease and desist orders or speculate on the motive behind the orders, said David Harns, spokesman for LARA. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Medical marijuana dispensaries hit with fake cease and desist orders," 23 Apr. 2018 Fifteen other people caught in the raid were served with cease and desist orders. Greg Norman, Fox News, "Los Angeles counterfeit makeup had traces of animal feces, urine, police say," 16 Apr. 2018 The Department of Public Health rescinded the cease and desist order on May 11, but the Georgetown facility remains closed until Healthy Pharms has met product-testing requirements. Linda Greenstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Georgetown marijuana facility nears reopening," 18 May 2018 The Texas State Securities Board issued an emergency cease and desist order Tuesday against Wind Wide Coin, an online bitcoin trading platform, for alleged deception, fraud and operating without a license to sell securities. L.m. Sixel, Houston Chronicle, "Texas regulators move to shut down Houston cryptocurrency site," 15 May 2018 Authorities in California may have slapped a cease and desist order on Food for the Poor, but in Florida the Coconut Creek charity’s state overseer has found no foul play. Tonya Alanez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Florida agency gave Food for the Poor all-clear after investigation," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of cease and desist order

1926, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cease and desist order

law : an official order to stop doing something immediately

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Legal Definition of cease-and-desist order 

see order sense 3b

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