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It also said it will adhere to a cease-and-desist order to not violate federal anti-fraud and record-keeping provisions.Robinhood agrees to $65 million civil penalty to resolve SEC charges|Hannah Denham|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
The number of participants is now more than 13,000, which is double the 6,500 who had signed up before Facebook’s cease-and-desist letter.
Since people learned that Facebook had sent a cease-and-desist letter to the researchers, thousands more volunteers have downloaded the Ad Observer browser extension.
The cease-and-desist letter also said that if the researchers don’t shut down the tool voluntarily, they “may be subject to additional enforcement action.”
Federal officials ordered Georgia’s Medicaid agency to “immediately cease and desist” the use of development authorities to obtain bonus payments.He Wanted to Fix Rural America’s Broken Nursing Homes. Now, Taxpayers May Be on the Hook for $76 Million.|by Max Blau for Georgia Health News|September 22, 2020|ProPublica
All these charges were quieted by intrigue, bribery of the judges, or desistance of the accuser.What is Property?|P. J. Proudhon
It was felt by them at the time to be an additional incentive to moderation, to sobriety, to desistance from extreme views.Life of John Coleridge Patteson|Charlotte M. Yonge
There are preachers of death: and the earth is full of those to whom desistance from life must be preached.Thus Spake Zarathustra|Friedrich Nietzsche
British Dictionary definitions for desist
Derived forms of desistdesistance or desistence, noun
Word Origin for desist
Idioms and Phrases with desist
see cease and desist.