Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Desistance'
Desistance Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
- Desistance \De*sist"ance\, n. [Cf. F. desistance.]
The act or state of desisting; cessation. [R.] --Boyle.
If fatigue of body or brain were in every case followed
by desistance . . . then would the system be but seldom
out of working order. --H. Spencer.