continuance

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

Definition of continuance

2 :the extent of continuing :duration
3 :the quality of enduring :permanence
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.

Recent Examples of continuance from the Web

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First Known Use of continuance

14th century


CONTINUANCE Defined for English Language Learners

continuance

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Definition of continuance for English Language Learners

  • : 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


CONTINUANCE Defined for Kids

continuance

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

Definition of continuance for Students

: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

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


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