Cease-and-desist-order meaning

sēsəndizist, sēsəndisist
An order from a court or government agency demanding cessation of some specified activity.
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A court or regulatory order that directs a company or official to stop unlawful behavior. Regulatory agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission can issue cease-and-desist orders.
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A court or administrative agency’s order prohibiting a person or entity from continuing or undertaking a particular activity or course of conduct. See also injunction and restraining order.
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