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From Middle French cessation, from Latin cessatio.

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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.
    • Motley
      the temporary cessation of the papal iniquities
    • Sir J. Hayward
      The day was yearly observed for a festival by cessation from labour.

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