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cessation

[se-sey-shuh n] /sɛˈseɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a temporary or complete stopping; discontinuance:
a cessation of hostilities.
Origin of cessation
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English cessacio(u)n < Latin cessātiōn- (stem of cessātiō) delay, inactivity, stoppage, equivalent to cessāt(us) past participle of cessāre to delay, stop (cess(us) yielded, ceded (ced- cede + -tus past participle suffix) + -ātus -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
Synonyms
stop, halt, end, suspension, stay, recess.
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cessation

/sɛˈseɪʃən/
noun
1.
a ceasing or stopping; discontinuance; pause: temporary cessation of hostilities
Word Origin
C14: from Latin cessātiō a delaying, inactivity, from cessāre to be idle, desist from, from cēdere to yield, cede
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Word Origin and History for cessation
n.

mid-15c., cessacyoun "interruption, abdication," from Latin cessationem (nominative cessatio) "a delaying, ceasing, tarrying," noun of action from past participle stem of cessare "delay" (see cease (n.)).

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