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.
Recent Examples on the Web In addition to the $7 million penalty, Wells Fargo Advisors, without admitting or denying the SEC’s findings, agreed to a censure and a cease and desist order. Rob Wile, NBC News, 20 May 2022 An organization that provides food for individuals experiencing homelessness received a cease and desist order from the city of Santa Cruz. Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 2022 Federal education officials filed a complaint with the agency's Office of Administrative Law Judges seeking a cease and desist order against Florida, as well as a ruling that the state is in violation of federal law. Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 29 Oct. 2021 Tre Siggers issued a cease and desist order to his former teammates at North Texas. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, 10 Sep. 2021 Auerfarm, the Bloomfield farm where the festival was slated to be held, was served with a cease and desist order from the town’s Department of Planning and Zoning. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, 2 July 2021 The Fed then filed a cease and desist order, laying out steps the bank needed to take to improve its security, while the Office of the Comptroller of Currency filed an $80 million civil penalty against the bank. Moira Ritter, CNN, 30 June 2021 Ohio State also banned the therapist from campus and locations where students live and served her a cease and desist order pertaining to future contact with students, coaches or staff. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 13 May 2021 Although a cease and desist order was issued, state agencies can't enforce those orders. Jessica Boehm, The Arizona Republic, 26 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cease and desist order

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Cease and desist order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cease%20and%20desist%20order. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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— see order sense 3b


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