continuance

[kuhn-tin-yoo-uhns]
noun
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.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English < Anglo-French; see continue, -ance

noncontinuance, noun


1. persistence, extension, prolongation.
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continuance (kənˈtɪnjʊəns)
 
n
1.  the act or state of continuing
2.  the duration of an action, condition, etc
3.  (US) the postponement or adjournment of a legal proceeding

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continuance
late 14c., from O.Fr. continuance (13c.), from continuer (see continue).
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Example sentences
Again, there is the constant task of continuance improvement.
Two weeks before your trial, request a continuance from the court clerk.
The defense sought a continuance to allow time to examine the list, but the
  trial judge declined.
The human specie with a developed imagination has fantasized itself individual
  and eternal continuance.
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