Continuance

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

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

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 continuance — UK [kənˈtɪnjʊəns] / US [kənˈtɪnjuəns] noun [uncountable] Word forms continuance : singular continuance plural continuances formal the process of continuing …

    English dictionary

  • 13 continuance — /keuhn tin yooh euhns/, n. 1. an act or instance of continuing; continuation: a continuance of war. 2. a remaining in the same place, condition, etc. 3. continuation (def. 3). 4. Law. adjournment of a step in a proceeding to a future day. [1325… …

    Universalium

  • 14 continuance — See continuance, continuation …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 15 continuance — con|tin|u|ance [kənˈtınjuəns] n [singular, U] formal the state of continuing for a long period of time ▪ the continuance in power of the Nationalist party …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 continuance — noun 1 (singular, uncountable) the state of continuing for a long period of time: the continuance in power of the Nationalist party 2 (countable usually singular) law the act of allowing the events in a court of law to stop for a period of time,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 continuance — The adjournment or postponement of a session, hearing, trial, or other proceeding to a subsequent day or time; usually on the request or motion of one of the parties. Also the entry of a continuance made upon the record of the court, for the… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18 continuance — The adjournment or postponement of a session, hearing, trial, or other proceeding to a subsequent day or time; usually on the request or motion of one of the parties. Also the entry of a continuance made upon the record of the court, for the… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 continuance — An adjournment of a cause from one day to another, in the same or in a later term, or to a later hour of the same day. 17 Am 12d Contin § 1. A continuance is usually thought of as an adjournment granted on an application by one of the parties,… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 20 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary