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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
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English < Anglo-French; see continue, -ance
Related forms
noncontinuance, noun
Synonyms
1. persistence, extension, prolongation.
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Examples for continuance
  • 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.
  • It has steadily exerted an influence upon all around it favorable to its own continuance.
  • Obstacles to the continuance of such enjoyment may be listed in no especial order as follows.
  • Accept our thanks for the peace that yields this day and the shared faith that makes its continuance likely.
  • No beginnings of things however small are to be neglected because continuance makes them great.
  • It is only during the continuance of war, however, that the system of funding has this advantage over the other system.
  • There is a fatal recurrence of existence, for life tends ever to create the conditions of its own reincarnation and continuance.
British Dictionary definitions for continuance

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
continuance
late 14c., from O.Fr. continuance (13c.), from continuer (see continue).
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