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Meaning of continuance by Wiktionary Dictionary


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    continuance ( countable and uncountable; plural: continuances )

    1. ( uncountable ) The action of continuing .
    2. ( countable ) ( law ) An order issued by a court granting a postponement of a legal proceeding for a set period .


Explanation of continuance by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of continuing an activity without interruption

    2. the property of enduring or continuing in time

    3. the period of time during which something continues

    Definition of continuance by GCIDE Dictionary


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

      Great plagues, and of long continuance. Deut. xxviii. 59.

      Patient continuance in well-doing. Rom. ii. 7.

      2. Uninterrupted succession; continuation; constant renewal; perpetuation; propagation.

      The brute immediately regards his own preservation or the continuance of his species. Addison.

      3. A holding together; continuity. [Obs.] Bacon.

      4. ( Law ) The adjournment of the proceedings in a cause from one day, or from one stated term of a court, to another. The entry of such adjournment and the grounds thereof on the record.