- a temporary or complete stopping; discontinuance: a cessation of hostilities.
Origin of cessation
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Examples from the Web for cessation
They wrote a campaign platform that called, “after four years of failure to restore the Union,” for “a cessation of hostilities.”Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed
September 1, 2014
Some have speculated that cessation of CPR decreases pressure in the chest cavity, allowing blood to return to the heart.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead
August 21, 2014
It is unclear if this week's cessation of hostilities will be able to put that genie back in the bottle.
On Thursday, delegates representing the government signed a cessation of hostilities agreement with the armed opposition.
Our company is not in the business of making products for cessation.E-Cigarettes, Facing Ban, Still Figuring Out What They Want to Be
December 19, 2013
All the while he was watching mercilessly for the cessation of the struggles.Way of the Lawless
There was no cessation, but the regular moment's pause, in the utterance of these sounds.A Tale of Two Cities
With a decline in prices, mostly, the cessation of the demand coincides.Bremen Cotton Exchange
Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
Again, when pleasure ceases, that sort of rest or cessation will be painful?
Let us not, then, be induced to believe that pure pleasure is the cessation of pain, or pain of pleasure.
- a ceasing or stopping; discontinuance; pausetemporary cessation of hostilities
Word Origin and History for cessation
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.)).