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Continuance meaning

continuance - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. A holding on, or remaining in a particular state; permanence, as of condition, habits, abode, etc.; perseverance; constancy; duration; stay.
  2. 2. Uninterrupted succession; continuation; constant renewal; perpetuation; propagation.
  3. 3. A holding together; continuity.
  4. 4. The adjournment of the proceedings in a cause from one day, or from one stated term of a court, to another.
  5. 5. The entry of such adjournment and the grounds thereof on the record.
  6. 6. The postponement of a hearing, trial or other scheduled court proceeding, at the request of one or both parties, or by the judge without consulting them. Unhappiness with long trial court delays has resulted in the adoption by most states of " fast track" rules that sharply limit the ability of judges to grant continuances.
  7. 7. Duration; persistence.

continuance - examples of usage

  1. Hitherto she had not been certain of the continuance of the engagement. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. 2132. That practice of barter has, I understand, been of long continuance in Shetland? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. A mere continuance of that friendly alliance and companionship which he had enjoyed all this time? - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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