What does continuance mean?

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kənˈtɪn yu ənscon·tin·u·ance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. continuance, continuation(noun)

    the act of continuing an activity without interruption

  2. duration, continuance(noun)

    the period of time during which something continues

  3. duration, continuance(noun)

    the property of enduring or continuing in time


  1. continuance(Noun)

    The action of continuing.

  2. continuance(Noun)

    An order issued by a court granting a postponement of a legal proceeding for a set period.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Continuance(noun)

    a holding on, or remaining in a particular state; permanence, as of condition, habits, abode, etc.; perseverance; constancy; duration; stay

    Etymology: [OF. continuance.]

  2. Continuance(noun)

    uninterrupted succession; continuation; constant renewal; perpetuation; propagation

    Etymology: [OF. continuance.]

  3. Continuance(noun)

    a holding together; continuity

    Etymology: [OF. continuance.]

  4. Continuance(noun)

    the adjournment of the proceedings in a cause from one day, or from one stated term of a court, to another

    Etymology: [OF. continuance.]

  5. Continuance(noun)

    the entry of such adjournment and the grounds thereof on the record

    Etymology: [OF. continuance.]


  1. Continuance

    In American procedural law, a continuance is the postponement of a hearing, trial, or other scheduled court proceeding at the request of either or both parties in the dispute, or by the judge sua sponte. In response to delays in bringing cases to trial, some states have adopted "fast-track" rules that sharply limit the ability of judges to grant continuances. However, a motion for continuance may be granted when necessitated by unforeseeable events, or for other reasonable cause articulated by the movant, especially when the court deems it necessary and prudent in the "interest of justice."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of continuance in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of continuance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of continuance in a Sentence

  1. Francis Quarles:

    Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice.

  2. Rudy Giuliani:

    When I first got involved, I would have told you not testifying would be the right legal strategy but then hurt politically, now I'm thinking the continuance of the investigation would actually help because people are getting tired of it, and( The President) needs something to energize The President voters because the Democrats look like they're energized. Nothing would energize( Republicans) more than,' Let's save The President.'.

  3. Frank Moore Colby:

    Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance

  4. Henry Stimson:

    We must never forget, that under modern conditions of life, science, and technology. All war has been greatly brutalized, and that no one who joins in it, even in self-defense, can escape becoming also in a measure brutalized. Modern war cannot be limited in its destructive method and the inevitable debasement of all participants… A fair scrutiny of the last two World Wars makes clear the steady intensification of the weapons and methods employed by both, the aggressors and the victors. In order to defeat the Japanese aggression, we were forced, as Admiral Nimitz has stated, to employ a technique of unrestricted warfare, not unlike that which 25 years ago was the proximate cause of our entry into World War I. In the use of strategic air power the Allies took the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians in Germany and Japan…. We as well as our enemies have contributed to the proof that the central moral problem is war and not its methods, and that a continuance of war will in all probability end with the destruction of our civilization.

  5. Jefferson Davis:

    The people of the States now confederated.....believed that to remain longer in the Union would subject them to continuance of a disparaging discrimination, submission to which would be inconsistent with their welfare, and intolerable to a proud people. They therefore determined to sever its bounds and established a new Confederacy for themselves.

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