Surcease meaning

sûrsēs, sər-sēs
(archaic) To stop; end.
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To bring or come to an end; stop.
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An end, or cessation.
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(intransitive) To come to an end; to desist.
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To bring to an end.
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Cessation.
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Origin of surcease

  • Middle English surcesen variant (influenced by cesen to cease) of sursesen from Anglo-Norman surseser from Old French surseoir sursis- to refrain from Latin supersedēre supersede

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French sursis.

    From Wiktionary