- The definition of a cessation is an ending.
An example of cessation is the final episode of a long running television show.
a ceasing, or stopping, either forever or for some time
Origin of cessationClassical Latin cessatio ; from past participle of cessare, cease
A bringing or coming to an end; a ceasing: a cessation of hostilities.
Origin of cessationMiddle English cessacioun, from Old French cessation, from Latin cessātiō, cessātiōn-, from cessātus, past participle of cessāre, to stop; see cease.