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 One day, sitting in his office, Sallee received a cease and desist order from IMS. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "This is Larry Bird's lawyer and he is an absolute character," 1 Feb. 2020 Huntington Mayor Steve Williams said earlier in the day that officials had issued a cease and desist order to close Kulture Hookah Bar, citing licencing issues and a failure to pay taxes. Washington Post, "Police: Detroit man sought in West Virginia bar shooting," 3 Jan. 2020 The lawsuit by East of Eden says the firm stopped delivering in Santa Cruz County after it was sent a cease and desist order by the county in May that threatened a criminal investigation and confiscation of its marijuana products. Patrick Mcgreevy, chicagotribune.com, "California officials side with marijuana company in new fight over home deliveries," 26 Nov. 2019 According to police, the business may face fines and other disciplinary action from the town beyond the cease and desist order. BostonGlobe.com, "An East Bridgewater vape business has received a cease and desist order from local officials after allegedly selling vapes despite a statewide temporary ban on sales of the products ordered by Governor Charlie Baker at the end of September.," 2 Nov. 2019 The Bureau, accordingly, asserts that, in addition to penalties, a cease and desist order should be entered. Washington Post, "Va. regulators threaten to shut down company accused of preying on undocumented immigrants," 10 Oct. 2019 The companies under the cease and desist order will have to work with the City of Houston now to find solutions to the flooding problem, according to Martin. Savannah Mehrtens, Houston Chronicle, "Houston files cease and desist, launches investigation into flooding at Kingwood neighborhood Elm Grove," 3 Oct. 2019 In July 2018, the state department of agriculture served SeaQuest with a cease and desist order for operating without a valid license. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, "Aquarium worker found not guilty of animal cruelty in case of an injured sloth," 2 Oct. 2019 The state Commerce Department issued a cease and desist order May 16 against Metals.com to stop the firm from making bullion, precious metals and other investments in Minnesota. Christopher Magan, Twin Cities, "MN warns seniors about precious metals investment scam," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of cease and desist order

1926, 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 Feb. 2020.

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cease and desist order


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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