|Cessation (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.
Synonyms -- Stop; rest; stay; pause; discontinuance; intermission; interval; respite; interruption; recess; remission.
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