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cessation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cessation  \Ces*sa"tion\  (s[e^]s*s[=a]"sh[u^]n),  n.  [F. 
  cessation,  L.  cessatio,  fr  cessare  See  {Cease}.] 
  A  ceasing  or  discontinuance,  as  of  action  whether  temporary 
  or  final;  a  stop;  as  a  cessation  of  the  war. 
 
  The  temporary  cessation  of  the  papal  iniquities. 
  --Motley. 
 
  The  day  was  yearly  observed  for  a  festival  by  cessation 
  from  labor.  --Sir  J. 
  Hayward. 
 
  {Cessation  of  arms}  (Mil.),  an  armistice,  or  truce,  agreed  to 
  by  the  commanders  of  armies,  to  give  time  for  a 
  capitulation,  or  for  other  purposes. 
 
  Syn:  Stop;  rest;  stay;  pause;  discontinuance;  intermission; 
  interval;  respite;  interruption;  recess;  remission. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cessation 
  n  :  a  stopping;  "a  cessation  of  the  thunder"  [syn:  {surcease}] 




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