cease and desist order

cease-and-desist order

[sees-uhn-di-zist, -sist]
noun
an order by a government agency to a person or corporation to terminate a business practice found by the agency to be illegal or unfair.

Origin:
1925–30

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cease and desist order

noun
(law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity; "injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a judicial order" [syn: injunction
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