discontinuance

  • 1discontinuance — dis·con·tin·u·ance /ˌdis kən ti nyə wəns/ n 1: the usu. 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… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2Discontinuance — Dis con*tin u*ance, n. 1. The act of discontinuing, or the state of being discontinued; want of continued connection or continuity; breaking off; cessation; interruption; as, a discontinuance of conversation or intercourse; discontinuance of a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3discontinuance — UK US /ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjuəns/ noun [U] ► DISCONTINUATION(Cf. ↑discontinuation) …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4discontinuance — late 14c., from Anglo French, from O.Fr. discontinuer (see DISCONTINUE (Cf. discontinue)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5discontinuance — [n] stop, suspension of activity adjournment, alternation, cease, cessation, close, closing, desistance, desuetude, discontinuation, disjunction, disruption, ending, finish, intermission, interruption, separation, stopping, termination; concept… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6discontinuance — [dis΄kən tin′yo͞o əns] n. [ME < Anglo Fr: see DISCONTINUE & ANCE] 1. a stopping or being stopped; cessation or interruption 2. Law the stopping of a legal action prior to trial, either voluntarily by the plaintiff or by order of the court …

    English World dictionary

  • 7discontinuance — /dis keuhn tin yooh euhns/, n. 1. the act or state of discontinuing or the state of being discontinued; cessation: the discontinuance of a business. 2. Law. the termination of a suit by the act of the plaintiff, as by notice in writing, or by… …

    Universalium

  • 8discontinuance — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of continued connection Nouns discontinuance, discontinuity; disruption; disjunction, disconnection, interruption, letup, break, gap, interval, caesura; broken thread; intermission, half time. Slang …

    English dictionary for students

  • 9discontinuance — /diskantinyuwans/ Ending, causing to cease, ceasing to use, giving up, leaving off. Refers to the termination or abandonment of a project, structure, highway, or the like. The cessation of the proceedings in an action where the plaintiff… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 10discontinuance — /diskantinyuwans/ Ending, causing to cease, ceasing to use, giving up, leaving off. Refers to the termination or abandonment of a project, structure, highway, or the like. The cessation of the proceedings in an action where the plaintiff… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11discontinuance — noun Date: 14th century 1. the act or an instance of discontinuing 2. the interruption or termination of a legal action by the plaintiff s not continuing it …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12discontinuance — noun The occurrence of something being discontinued; a cessation; an ending. Ant: continuance …

    Wiktionary

  • 13discontinuance — Synonyms and related words: abandonment, abeyance, abjuration, abjurement, breakoff, broken thread, brokenness, cease, ceasing, cessation, close, closing, cold storage, desinence, desistance, desuetude, disconnectedness, disconnection,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14discontinuance — dis·con·tin·u·ance || ‚dɪskÉ™n tɪnjÊŠÉ™ns n. pause, interruption, cessation …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15discontinuance — n. Cessation, intermission, suspension, interruption, stoppage, stop, breaking off …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16discontinuance — n cessation, termination, stoppage, adjournment, stop, stay; disruption, delay, postponement; interruption, discontinuation, suspension, recess, pause; intermission, recess, lull, interval; respite, rest, break, letup …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 17discontinuance — dis·continuance …

    English syllables

  • 18discontinuance — dis•con•tin•u•ance [[t]ˌdɪs kənˈtɪn yu əns[/t]] n. 1) the act of discontinuing or the state of being discontinued 2) law the termination of a lawsuit by some act of the plaintiff • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < AF …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19discontinuance — /dɪskənˈtɪnjuəns/ (say diskuhn tinyoohuhns) noun 1. lack of continued connection or cohesion of parts; lack of union; disruption. 2. Law the termination of a suit by the act of the plaintiff, as by notice in writing, or by neglect to take the… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 20discontinuance — In the modern sense of the term, a voluntary dismissal or the taking of a nonsuit; at early common law, the failure of a litigant to continue his suit regularly from day to day or from term to term between the commencement of the action and final …

    Ballentine's law dictionary