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cease-and-desist order

[sees-uh n-di-zist, -sist] /ˈsis ən dɪˈzɪst, -ˈsɪst/
noun
1.
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
1925-1930
1925-30
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