Meaning of cease-and-desist order

cease'-and-de•sist' or"der

Pronunciation: (sēs'un-di-zist', -sist'), [key]
  1. an order by a government agency to a person or corporation to terminate a business practice found by the agency to be illegal or unfair.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: