Sur*cease" (?), n. [F. sursis, from sursis, p.p. of surseoir to suspend, postpone, defer, in OF., to delay, refrain from, forbear, L. supersedere. Surcease is not connected with E. cease. See Supersede.]

Cessation; stop; end.

"Not desire, but its surcease."

Longfellow.

It is time that there were an end and surcease made of this immodest and deformed manner of writing. Bacon.

 

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Sur*cease", v. t.

To cause to cease; to end.

[Obs.] "The waves . . . their range surceast."

Spenser.

The nations, overawed, surceased the fight. Dryden.

 

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Sur*cease", v. i.

To cease.

[Obs.]

 

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