Origin of cessationClassical Latin cessatio from past participle of cessare, cease
The definition of a cessation is an ending.
An example of cessation is the final episode of a long running television show.
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 .
- Its cessation greatly increased disaffection.
- Cessation of bleeding may take place from natural or from artificial means.
- After the cessation of hostilities, however, Buffalo, which had been incorporated as a village in 1813, was rapidly rebuilt.
- The cessation of their intercourse was regretted by the queen, who had been reconciled with her husband through the influence of Louise.
- In 1598 a cessation of hostilities was arranged, and a formal pardon granted to Tyrone by Elizabeth.