cessation

[ se-sey-shuhn ]
/ sɛˈseɪ ʃən /

noun

a temporary or complete stopping; discontinuance: a cessation of hostilities.

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Origin of cessation

1350–1400; Middle English cessacio(u)n<Latin cessātiōn- (stem of cessātiō) delay, inactivity, stoppage, equivalent to cessāt(us) past participle of cessāre to delay, stop (cess(us) yielded, ceded (ced-cede + -tus past participle suffix) + -ātus-ate1) + -iōn--ion
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British Dictionary definitions for cessation

cessation
/ (sɛˈseɪʃən) /

noun

a ceasing or stopping; discontinuance; pausetemporary cessation of hostilities

Word Origin for cessation

C14: from Latin cessātiō a delaying, inactivity, from cessāre to be idle, desist from, from cēdere to yield, cede
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