Ces·sa·tion n. A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary or final; a stop; as, a cessation of the war.
The temporary cessation of the papal iniquities. --Motley.
The day was yearly observed for a festival by cessation from labor. --Sir J. Hayward.
Cessation of arms Mil., an armistice, or truce, agreed to by the commanders of armies, to give time for a capitulation, or for other purposes.
Syn: -- Stop; rest; stay; pause; discontinuance; intermission; interval; respite; interruption; recess; remission.
n : a stopping; "a cessation of the thunder" [syn: surcease]