Cesser – This term comes from Latin. Literally it means “neglect”. It has got several different meanings, depending of where it has got application:

1) In the area of Tort Law, it refers to negligence, missing (performance) of a duty. This is a wrongful act in the form of doing something that is not a duty and not specifically to harm a person, but the result of it affects their rights. Alternatively, it could relate to lack of performance of duties, which also affects other people’s rights. A damage resulting from not looking after governmental property, which property has been given to you for supervising, is an example of negligence.

2) “Cesser” could also refer to refusal for taking a concrete legal action.

3) Another meaning is “stopping” (not making regular payments any longer), i.e. it details a type of non-performance.

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