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. [1913 Webster]

The temporary cessation of the papal iniquities. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

The day was yearly observed for a festival by cessation from labor. --Sir J. Hayward. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster] ||

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