cessation

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French cessation, from Latin cessatio.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /sɛˈseɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

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cessation (countable and uncountable, plural cessations)

  1. (formal) A ceasing or discontinuance, for example of an action, whether temporary or final.
    • (Can we date this quote by Motley and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      the temporary cessation of the papal iniquities
    • (Can we date this quote by Sir J. Hayward and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The day was yearly observed for a festival by cessation from labour.

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