Definition of cesser in US English:



  • Termination or cessation, especially of a period of tenure or legal liability.

    • ‘The undertakings simply set the seal on cesser.’
    • ‘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.’
    ending, end, closing, close, conclusion, finish, stop, stopping, stoppage, winding up, discontinuance, discontinuation, breaking off, cessation, cutting short
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Mid 16th century: from Old French cesser ‘cease’, used as a noun.