Definition of


  1. (noun, event) a stopping

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Synonyms of Cessation


Alternate forms of Cessation

Derivations: cease

Hyponyms: legal separation, separation

Hypernyms: halt, stop

Origin of the word Cessation

  1. 1447, from O.Fr. cessation, from L. cessationem (nom. cessatio) "a delaying, ceasing," from cessare "delay" (see cease). more

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