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continuance

[kuh n-tin-yoo-uh ns] /kənˈtɪn yu əns/
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 of continuance
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English < Anglo-French; see continue, -ance
Related forms
noncontinuance, noun
Synonyms
1. persistence, extension, prolongation.
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continuance

/kənˈtɪnjʊəns/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for continuance
n.

mid-14c., "a keeping up, a going on," from Old French continuance (13c.), from continuer (see continue).

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