cease and desist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cease (stop), and desist (to not do again).

Verb[edit]

cease and desist

  1. (law) To stop and not resume an action.
    We are told to cease and desist or we will cease to exist.

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Noun[edit]

cease and desist

  1. (law, chiefly attributive) 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