(formal) A ceasing or discontinuance, for example of an action, whether temporary or final.
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.’; ‘The day was yearly observed for a festival by cessation from labor.’;
‘a cessation of the thunder’;
the fact or process of ending or being brought to an end
‘a cessation of animal testing of cosmetics’; ‘the cessation of hostilities’;