[ sees-uh n-di-zist, -sist ]
/ ˈsis ən dɪˈzɪst, -ˈsɪst /
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.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of cease-and-desist order
First recorded in 1925–30
Words nearby cease-and-desist order
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