cease-and-desist order

Definition of "cease-and-desist order"
  1. A command by a court or government agency that legally forces an individual, business, or organization to stop an action, often due to a violation of laws or regulations
How to use "cease-and-desist order" in a sentence
  1. The restaurant received a cease-and-desist order for health code violations.
  2. The timber company was served with a cease-and-desist order due to breaching environmental regulations.
  3. The bank was given a cease-and-desist order to end their unsound practices.

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