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adjective cease-and-desist
  1. Demanding that one "ceases and desists from" continuing certain behavior, such as copyright infringement, trademark infringement, slander, or libel.
Cease-and-desist letter
idiom 
  1. The legal term used in demands for an entity to permanently stop doing something (or to cease and desist from doing it).
Translations: 
  • Dutch: houd op en doe van afstand
  • French: cessez et renoncez
  • German: hí¶ren Sie auf und verzichten Sie
  • Italian: cessi e cessi
  • Spanish: cese y renuncia
Etymology: Cease essentially meaning "stop", and desist meaning "do not do it again."


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