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
the possible discontinuance of one of the town's big holiday traditions
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The ruling came under a common law doctrine known as abatement ab initio, which results in the dismissal or the discontinuance of a conviction when a defendant dies before an appeal can be made.
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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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