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. 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.

 

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