Ces*sa"tion (?), n. [F. cessation, L. cessatio, fr. cessare. See Cease.]
A ceasing of discontinuance, as of action, whether termporary or final; a stop; as, a cessation of the war.
The temporary cessation of the papal iniquities.
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.
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