cease and desist order

noun

: 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 The Alaska Division of Banking and Securities issued a series of cease and desist orders to 30-year-old Garrett Elder beginning in October and ordered him to pay a nearly $1.8 million fine for defrauding clients through his business, Tycoon Trading LLC. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Mar. 2023 The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) alongside the Department of the Attorney General issued a cease and desist order against Tri-County Cremation Services LLC on Friday. Kyle Davidson, Detroit Free Press, 4 June 2021 Activision Blizzard also agreed to a cease and desist order on these practices, according to the SEC. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Feb. 2023 But this week, the National Labor Relations Board — which oversees union representation votes — filed in federal court for a national cease and desist order to prevent Starbucks from retaliating against union supporters. Chris Isidore, CNN, 17 Nov. 2022 New Jersey issued a cease and desist order against Celsius that went into effect on Nov. 1, 2021, alleging the company sold unregistered securities in violation of New Jersey law. Freddy Brewster, Dallas News, 18 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cease and desist order was in 1914

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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 1 Mar. 2024.

Legal Definition

cease-and-desist order

see order sense 3b

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