Legal Definition and Related Resources of Cease

Meaning of Cease

To leave off; bring to an end, to come to an end; break off or taper off; to a stop. To give over or bring to an end an activity or an action . Liller v Logsdon 275 A.2d 469, 261 Md. 367.

Synonyms of Cease


  • abate
  • abrogate
  • abstain from
  • adjourn
  • annul
  • arrest
  • be all over
  • be at an end
  • be silent
  • become void
  • bring to an end
  • cancel
  • cause to halt
  • check
  • close
  • come to a close
  • come to a standstill
  • come to an end
  • conclude
  • consummate
  • culminate
  • desinere
  • desist
  • desistere
  • discontinue
  • draw to a close
  • drop
  • end
  • expire
  • extinguish
  • finish
  • forbear
  • get through
  • give over
  • halt
  • hold off
  • intermit
  • interrupt
  • lapse
  • leave off
  • make an end of
  • pause
  • put a stop to
  • put an end to
  • quell
  • quit
  • refrain
  • relinquish
  • remain
  • run its course
  • stanch
  • stay
  • stem
  • stop
  • stop work
  • surcease
  • suspend
  • terminate
  • vacate
  • withdraw
  • Associated Concepts: cease and desistorder
  • cease doing business
  • cease from occupying
  • cease to act
  • cease to do businessforeign phrases: Cessante causa
  • cessat effectus
  • When the cause ceases
  • the effect ceases
  • Cessante ratione legis
  • cessat et ipsa lex
  • the law itself also ceases

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