cease and desist

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

cease and desist (third-person singular simple present ceases and desists, present participle ceasing and desisting, simple past and past participle ceased and desisted)

  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 demand 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