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Stop

1. An order to a broker to buy or sell a security at the best available price once a certain, stated price is reached. Suppose that price is $50. A stop order remains inactive until that security begins trading at $50, at which point the broker may fill the order at best price he/she is able to find. See also: Stop-limit order, Stop-loss order.

2. An order by the SEC to stop a new issue from taking place because of an omission or inaccuracy on its filing statement. See also: Deficiency letter.
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FAISALABAD -- The session court has stopped payment of salary to a Station House Officer (SHO) of Peoples Colony police station over non-compliance of court orders.
Well-placed sources told that HBL management stopped payment to pensioners due to delay in payment from the CDG.
Today I came in to work and was greeted by a nasty e-mail from the employee complaining because our bank refused to honor his paycheck (the one I stopped payment on).