discontinuance

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noun dis·con·tinu·ance \ˌdis-kən-ˈtin-yə-wən(t)s, -yü-ən(t)s\

Definition of discontinuance

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of discontinuing

  2. 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


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discontinuance

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

Legal Definition of discontinuance

  1. 1 :  the usually voluntary termination of an action by a plaintiff by motion or by failure to pursue the claim

  2. 2 :  the abandonment of a property or of a particular use of the property under the zoning laws


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