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cease and de·sist or·der

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  1. injunction, enjoining, enjoinment, cease and desist ordernoun

    (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity

    "injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a judicial order"


  1. cease and desist order

    A cease and desist order is a legal injunction issued by a court or government authority that demands that an individual or organization stop a specified activity and refrain from engaging in it in the future. This order is typically issued when the entity is believed to be engaging in illegal or potentially harmful activities. It can apply to many areas such as harassment, slander, or illegal business practices like copyright infringement or unfair competition. Failure to comply with these orders can result in further legal action.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cease and desist order in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cease and desist order in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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