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- (formal) A ceasing or discontinuance, for example of an action, whether temporary or final.
- 1630, John Hayward, The Life and Raigne of King Edward VI:
- The day […] was […] yearly observ'd for a festival Day by cessation from Labour.
- 1947 January and February, “Wartime Traffic at Tanfield, L.N.E.R.”, in Railway Magazine, page 47:
- With the cessation of hostilities, the military traffic declined considerably, although at least two years will be required to remove the many thousands of tons of explosives still stored at the depot.
- (temporary): hiatus, moratorium, recess; see also Thesaurus:pause
- (final): close, endpoint, terminus; see also Thesaurus:finish
a ceasing or discontinuance
cessation f (plural cessations)