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

Examples of discontinuance in a Sentence

the possible discontinuance of one of the town's big holiday traditions
Recent Examples on the Web Zervos’ attorneys and attorneys for Trump filed a stipulation of discontinuance that offered no explanation for the decision. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 12 Nov. 2021 Upon the cartoon’s discontinuance in 1940, Boop became a figure of the past. Brooklyn White, Essence, 1 July 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of discontinuance

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Discontinuance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discontinuance. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for discontinuance

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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