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Meaning of DESISTANCE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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