discontinuance


dis·con·tinu·ance

noun \ˌdis-kən-ˈtin-yə-wən(t)s, -yü-ən(t)s\

Definition of DISCONTINUANCE

1
:  the act or an instance of discontinuing
2
:  the interruption or termination of a legal action by the plaintiff's not continuing it

Examples of DISCONTINUANCE

  1. <the possible discontinuance of one of the town's big holiday traditions>

First Known Use of DISCONTINUANCE

14th century

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