cease and desist order
n.
An order by a court, agency, or judicial body telling someone to stop doing a particular activity, usually because the activity in question is illegal.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


cease and desist order
An order of a court or government agency to a person, business, or organization to stop doing something. In order to obtain such an order, the plaintiff needs to make a strong showing that the activity is harmful to the plaintiff or contrary to law. Likely subjects a cease and desist order might, for example, include the felling of timber contrary to regulation or the selling of stock shares without a proper permit. The order may be permanent or hold until a final judicial determination is made.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


cease and desist order
n. A court or administrative agency's order prohibiting a person or entity from continuing or undertaking a particular activity or course of conduct.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


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.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


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.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

cease and desist order
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.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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