continuance
noun Date: 14th century 1. continuation 2. the extent of continuing ; duration 3. the quality of enduring ; permanence 4. an adjournment of a court case to a future day

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  • continuance — con·tin·u·ance /kən ti nyə wəns/ n: the postponement of the court proceedings in a case to a future day Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. continuance …   Law dictionary

  • Continuance — Con*tin u*ance, n. [OF. continuance.] 1. A holding on, or remaining in a particular state; permanence, as of condition, habits, abode, etc.; perseverance; constancy; duration; stay. [1913 Webster] Great plagues, and of long continuance. Deut.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • continuance — continuance, continuation, continuity 1. Continuance (14c) is much less common than continuation (also 14c). It is used when the context requires the meaning ‘a state of continuing in existence or operation’ (i.e. a fact) rather than ‘the act or… …   Modern English usage

  • continuance — mid 14c., a keeping up, a going on, from O.Fr. continuance (13c.), from continuer (see CONTINUE (Cf. continue)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • continuance — *continuation, continuity Analogous words: endurance, persistence, lasting (see corresponding verbs at CONTINUE): perseverance, persistence (see corresponding verbs at PERSEVERE): remaining, staying, tarrying (see STAY) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • continuance — [n] duration constancy, continuation, endurance, extension, guts*, longevity, period, permanence, perpetuation, protraction, run, survival, term, vitality; concepts 637,804,807 Ant. arrest, end, ending, finish, hindrance, obstruction, stop,… …   New thesaurus

  • continuance — [kən tin′yo͞o əns] n. [OFr: see CONTINUE] 1. the act or process of continuing, or lasting 2. the time during which an action, process, or state lasts; duration 3. the fact of remaining (in a place or condition); stay 4. Rare continuation; sequel… …   English World dictionary

  • Continuance — In American procedural law, a continuance is the postponement of a hearing, trial, or other scheduled court proceeding at the request of either or both parties in the dispute, or by the judge sua sponte. In response to delays in bringing cases to …   Wikipedia

  • continuance — n. adjournment (legal) (AE) to grant a continuance * * * [kən tɪnjʊəns] [ adjournment ] (legal) (AE) to grant a continuance …   Combinatory dictionary

  • continuance — [[t]kəntɪ̱njuəns[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with poss The continuance of something is its continuation. [FORMAL] ...thus ensuring the continuance of the human species. Syn: continuation …   English dictionary

  • continuance — noun 1) concerned with the continuance of life See continuation 2) the prosecution sought a continuance Syn: adjournment, postponement, deferment, stay …   Thesaurus of popular words

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