Definition of Continuance

1. Noun. The act of continuing an activity without interruption.

2. Noun. The period of time during which something continues.
Exact synonyms: Duration
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Specialized synonyms: Clocking, Longueur, Residence Time, Span, Stint, Stretch, Time Scale, Note Value, Time Value, Value, Rule
Derivative terms: Continue

3. Noun. The property of enduring or continuing in time.
Exact synonyms: Duration
Generic synonyms: Time
Derivative terms: Continuant

Definition of Continuance

1. n. A holding on, or remaining in a particular state; permanence, as of condition, habits, abode, etc.; perseverance; constancy; duration; stay.

Definition of Continuance

1. Noun. The action of continuing. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) An order issued by a court granting a postponement of a legal proceeding for a set period. ¹

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Definition of Continuance

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Continuance

contingent claim
contingent negative variation
contingent on(p)
contingent probability
contingent remainder
contingent remainders
continuance (current term)
continuant consonant
continuation bet
continuation bets
continuation betting
continuation line

Literary usage of Continuance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"Under this section, then, and in the circumstance of the case, I think the motion for continuance was properly overruled." In Ash v. Lynch, 78 SE 865, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1853)
"On the continuance of Lactation during the Progress of Diseases.—Dr. ROSER states that the results of his observation during thirty-two years, ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"'At that place, therefore, you will please to discharge such of your regiment as were enlisted to serve only during the continuance of the ..."

4. The Works of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster, Edward Everett (1851)
"THE continuance OF THE BANK CHARTER/ MR. PRESIDENT, — I rise, pursuant to notice, to ask leave to bring in a bill to continue for six years the act ..."

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