discontinuance

noun
dis·​con·​tinu·​ance | \ ˌdis-kən-ˈtin-yə-wən(t)s How to pronounce discontinuance (audio) , -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

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Examples of discontinuance in a Sentence

the possible discontinuance of one of the town's big holiday traditions
Recent Examples on the Web The attorney general’s office accepted an assurance of discontinuance from South Shore Anesthesia Associates, meaning the business has agreed to settle without admitting liability or any wrongdoing, according to the settlement. BostonGlobe.com, 1 June 2021 Centuries of conquest in the Sichuan Basin, Yu explained, created numerous breaks and discontinuances in the evolution of a cohesive regional cuisine. Los Angeles Times, 19 Aug. 2019 The decision encompasses a discontinuance of research conducted internally at the National Institutes of Healthusing fetal tissue from elective abortions. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, 5 June 2019 There's a discontinuance with the previous governance. USA TODAY, 1 Feb. 2018 The decision encompasses a discontinuance of research conducted internally at the National Institutes of Healthusing fetal tissue from elective abortions. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, 5 June 2019 There's a discontinuance with the previous governance. USA TODAY, 1 Feb. 2018 Furthermore, LARCs are used by a small percentage of women and have a high discontinuance rate. Michael J. New, National Review, 18 Oct. 2017 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. Luke O'neil, Esquire, 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of discontinuance

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Jun 2021

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“Discontinuance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discontinuance. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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discontinuance

noun
dis·​con·​tin·​u·​ance | \ ˌdis-kən-ˈti-nyə-wəns How to pronounce discontinuance (audio) \

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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