cease and desist order


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
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injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a judicial order

Syn: ↑injunction, ↑enjoining, ↑enjoinment
Derivationally related forms: ↑enjoin (for: ↑enjoinment), ↑enjoin (for: ↑enjoining), ↑enjoin (for: ↑injunction)
Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence
Hypernyms: ↑prohibition, ↑ban, ↑proscription

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noun
: an order by an administrative agency to refrain from a method of competition or a labor practice found by the agency to be unfair

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cease and desist order,
U.S. an order issued by a government agency or law court to stop some practice or activity regarded as unfair or injurious.

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noun, pl ⋯ -ders [count]
law : an official order to stop doing something immediately

A cease and desist order was issued by the state.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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