- cease and desist,
- cease-and-desist order,
Origin of cease-fire
Examples from the Web for ceasefire
In past years they have declared a ceasefire right before Christmas, but have resumed attacks once the holiday season is over.Venezuela Says Goodbye to Its Lil Friend, While the Rest of the Continent Cheers|Catalina Lobo-Guererro|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A ceasefire by leftist rebels in Colombia could close the last one.Did The U.S.-Cuba Deal Help Drive A Rebel Ceasefire in Colombia?|Richard McColl|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Do they have a plan for how to translate a ceasefire into something more durable?Local Truces Are Syria’s Sad Little Pieces of Peace|Joshua Hersh|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With Russian troops and tanks crossing the border, how long can this ‘ceasefire’ hold?
also ceasefire, "a cessation of shooting," 1916, from verbal phrase cease fire, 1847 as a military command (formerly also signaled by bugles), from cease (v.) + fire (n.) in the gunnery sense. Generally two words until after mid-20c.