Cease And Desist Order

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Definition: Cease And Desist Order

Cease And Desist Order

Quick Summary of Cease And Desist Order

An order issued by an administrative agency or a court proscribing a person or a business entity from continuing a particular course of conduct.

What is the dictionary definition of Cease And Desist Order?

Dictionary Definition

n. an order of a court or government agency to a person, business or organization to stop doing something upon a strong showing that the activity is harmful and/or contrary to law. The order may be permanent or hold until a final judicial determination of legality occurs. In many instances the activity is believed to cause irreparable damage such as receipt of funds illegally, felling of timber contrary to regulation, selling of shares of stock without a proper permit, or oil drilling which would damage the ecology.

Full Definition of Cease And Desist Order

The force and effect of a cease and desist order are similar to those of an injunction issued by a court.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Cease And Desist Order are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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