What does cease and desist mean?

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  1. cease and desist(Noun)

    A demanding that one "cease and desist from" continuing certain behavior, such as copyright infringement, trademark infringement, slander, or libel.

  2. cease and desist(Verb)

    To stop and to not resume an action.

  3. Origin: Cease essentially meaning "stop", and desist meaning "do not do it again."

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  1. Cease and desist

    A cease and desist is an order or request to halt an activity and not to take it up again later or else face legal action. The recipient of the cease-and-desist may be an individual or an organization.

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How to say cease and desist in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cease and desist in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cease and desist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of cease and desist in a Sentence

  1. Melissa Klein:

    Brad and his cohorts at BOLI have overstepped their constitutional rights in requiring me to cease and desist from my constitutional freedom, i will fight them with every last breath I have.

  2. Sheila Jackson Lee:

    When you have a mother tell you directly that she's in fear that she will never see her child again, and when the United Nations Human Rights Commission indicate to the Trump administration that you are violating human rights, then you know that what we are saying today is President Trump, cease and desist.

  3. Jon Fine:

    It is our understanding that your client's representatives, including The Washington Post, continue to pursue and to disseminate these false and spurious allegations in a manner that is injurious to American Media and American Media executives, accordingly, we hereby demand that you cease and desist such defamatory conduct immediately. Any further dissemination of these false, vicious, speculative and unsubstantiated statements is done at your client's peril.

  4. The Journal:

    The commission issued an order requiringPhillipsto cease and desist discriminating against same-sex couples, and the Colorado Court of Appeals affirmed. But the commission violatedPhillips‘ rights, [Supreme CourtJustice Anthony] Kennedy said, because its ‘treatment of his case has some elements of a clear and impermissible hostility toward the sincere religious beliefs that motivated his objection.’ Kennedy cited the comments of one commissioner, who said religion has been used to justify all kinds of discrimination throughout history, including slavery and the Holocaust….

  5. John Brewer:

    It’s obviously a very distorted and unflattering photo, and it’s hurtful and it’s wrong, i want whoever is behind the use of this image to cease and desist and do so immediately or it will leave me with no option but to pursue legal recourse against them. According to the article, attorneys say the ads could violate the former governor’s right of publicity, which gives her control over her image and name. One of the images appears to be a cropped version of a June 2010 Reuters picture, The Arizona Republic reported. It was unclear who took the other photo. The Arizona Republic reported that one of the ads featured on a recommendation widget sponsored by RevContent.com -- an ad network which buys space on websites, while another was provided by Content.ad. Katherine Saviola, a RevContent brand manager, told The Arizona Republic that they had not heard that.

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