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- (formal) A ceasing or discontinuance, for example of an action, whether temporary or final.
- 1856, John Lothrop Motley, The Rise of the Dutch Republic. A History. […], volume (please specify |volume=I to III), New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], OCLC 1138660207:
- it might be advisable to permit the temporary cessation of the papal inquisition
- 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.
- (temporary): hiatus, moratorium, recess; see also Thesaurus:pause
- (final): close, endpoint, terminus; see also Thesaurus:finish
a ceasing or discontinuance
cessation f (plural cessations)