One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Termination or cessation, especially of a period of tenure or legal liability.
ending, end, closing, close, conclusion, finish, stop, stopping, stoppage, winding up, discontinuance, discontinuation, breaking off, cessation, cutting shortView synonyms
- ‘Moreover, it is obvious that if (as here) a fiduciary holds trust property at the cesser of his fiduciary relationship, he remains accountable for it.’
- ‘It is apparent that the full facts regarding the cesser of management functions by L&G have yet to be explored and it is not possible to say what stage had been reached on 23 March 1992.’
- ‘The undertakings simply set the seal on cesser.’
Mid 16th century: from Old French cesser ‘cease’, used as a noun.
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