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 Although a cease and desist order was issued, state agencies can't enforce those orders. Jessica Boehm, The Arizona Republic, "Spending in Arizona program to aid landlords raises questions about oversight," 26 Mar. 2021 With the application for the special use permit withdrawn, Brennan went on to remind Grand that the cease and desist order from the city, issued Jan. 21 when Grand’s use of his property was learned, remains in effect. cleveland, "Resident withdraws request to operate shul in his University Heights home," 23 Mar. 2021 Before this cease and desist order, Denali had already been issued a warning letter and two notices of violations for its sludge operations in Marshall, Lawrence and Colbert Counties, according to ADEM records. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, "Alabama shuts down poultry waste sludge operation north of Birmingham," 11 Mar. 2021 The office of Michigan’s attorney general sent a cease and desist order threatening legal prosecution against an online news outfit for posting videos of alleged voter fraud. Andrew Mark Miller, Washington Examiner, "Michigan attorney general sends cease and desist letter demanding website remove voter fraud allegation videos," 12 Nov. 2020 In the third case, Kay A. Yang of Mequon agreed to repay investors nearly $17 million after she was issued a cease and desist order for working as an investment adviser and selling investments without a license. Cary Spivak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin regulators charge two men with collecting $2.8 million in 'Ponzi-like' operation," 11 Nov. 2020 The state Elections Enforcement Commission issued a cease and desist order against the Stamford Town Clerk Tuesday for failing to provide emergency ballots to at least two voters quarantined with COVID-19. Dave Altimari, courant.com, "Connecticut elections officials issue cease and desist order against Stamford for failing to provide emergency ballots to voters with COVID-19," 3 Nov. 2020 The California Secretary of State and Department of Justice have sent a cease and desist order to the state's Republican Party to remove more than a dozen unofficial ballot drop boxes placed in at least three counties, officials said on Monday. Harmeet Kaur And Alexandra Meeks, CNN, "A California pastor encouraged parishioners to use an unauthorized GOP ballot drop box at his church," 13 Oct. 2020 The board issued a cease and desist order requiring Citigroup to improve its risk management practices, including in the areas of compliance risk management, data quality management and internal controls. Clare Duffy, CNN, "Citigroup fined $400 million for risk management deficiencies," 7 Oct. 2020

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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 17 Apr. 2021.

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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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