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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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Authorities have stopped payment to oil companies toward the end of September, one source with knowledge of the situation said.
After depositing the check, Hammonds learned that Harris had stopped payment on it, the lawsuit said.
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).
Georgette Mosbacher, the former wife of Robert Mosbacher, the Secretary of Commerce under Daddy Bush, complains that her husband has stopped payment on the $32,064 monthly alimony she is supposed to get.
The next day however, she stopped payment on the check.
Later on the culprits not only stopped payment of profit to the affectees but also embezzled the principal amount.
'Moreover this is not for the first time that the US has cut the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) of $300 million as it had also previously stopped payment of $500 million to Pakistan,' he said.
When he demanded to pay back money, administration gave postdated cheques of two years but stopped payment after seven months.
He used to give profit to the investors / affectees for few months and then stopped payment of the profit beside refunding of principal amount causing huge loss to the masses.
Thereafter, Oleg Yakovlev has dismissed Podobedov from the business and stopped payment for the equipments and artificially created claims for the Devenkroft Enterprayzes Ltd.
Brand Sense is seeking 10 million dollars in damages because the pop star and her father Jamie Spears allegedly stopped payment of royalties from the singer's Elizabeth Arden fragrance range.