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continuance

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noun con·tin·u·ance \kən-ˈtin-yü-ən(t)s\

Simple Definition of continuance

  • : the act of continuing for a long period of time

  • : the period of time when something continues

  • law : a legal decision that a court case will continue at a later date

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of continuance

  1. 1 :  continuation

  2. 2 :  the extent of continuing :  duration

  3. 3 :  the quality of enduring :  permanence

  4. 4 :  an adjournment of a court case to a future day

Examples of continuance in a sentence

  1. No changes to the property are allowed during the continuance of the lease.

  2. The lawyer asked the judge for a continuance.



14th Century

First Known Use of continuance

14th century


CONTINUANCE Defined for Kids

continuance

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noun con·tin·u·ance \kən-ˈtin-yə-wəns\

Definition of continuance for Students

  1. :  the act of going on or lasting for a long time <the long continuance of peace>




Law Dictionary

continuance

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noun con·tin·u·ance \kən-ˈti-nyə-wəns\

Legal Definition of continuance

  1. :  the postponement of the court proceedings in a case to a future day





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