discontinuance

noun dis·con·tinu·ance \ 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 in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of discontinuance

14th century


Law Dictionary

discontinuance

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

legal Definition of discontinuance

1 :the usually voluntary termination of an action by a plaintiff by motion or by failure to pursue the claim
2 :the abandonment of a property or of a particular use of the property under the zoning laws

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