cease and desist

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Cease essentially meaning "stop", and desist meaning "not do it again."

Verb[edit]

cease and desist

  1. (idiomatic, law) To stop and not resume an action.

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Noun[edit]

cease and desist

  1. (law) A demanding that one "cease and desist from" continuing certain behavior, such as copyright infringement, trademark infringement, slander, or libel.
    a cease-and-desist letter; a cease-and-desist order

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