- The definition of a cessation is an ending.
An example of cessation is the final episode of a long running television show.
cessation definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Classical Latin cessatio ; from past participle of cessare, cease
cessation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English cessacioun, from Old French cessation, from Latin cessātiō, cessātiōn-, from cessātus, past participle of cessāre, to stop; see cease.