discontinuance

[dis-kuhn-tin-yoo-uhns]
noun
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 neglect to take the proper adjournments to keep it pending.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French; see dis-1, continuance

nondiscontinuance, noun
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discontinue (ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjuː)
 
vb , -ues, -uing, -ued
1.  to come or bring to an end; interrupt or be interrupted; stop
2.  (tr) law to terminate or abandon (an action, suit, etc)
 
discon'tinuance
 
n
 
discontinu'ation
 
n
 
discon'tinuer
 
n

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Consumers and others need information in these public notices to file comments on a proposed discontinuance.
Only the original discontinuance certificate must be submitted for filing.
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