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A continuance is a request by a party for the court to postpone a legal proceeding to a later date.


 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
continuance (noun)
1.
- continuation
2.
the extent of - continuing duration
3.
the quality of enduring - permanence
4.
an adjournment of a court case to a future day
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
continuance (noun)
1.
the period during which something exists, lasts, or is in progress
SYNONYMS:
continuance, date, life, life span, lifetime, run, standing, time
RELATED WORDS:
spell, stretch; span, tenure, term; hitch, tour, turn; half-life; age, longevity
continuance (noun)
2.
uninterrupted or lasting existence
SYNONYMS:
abidance, ceaselessness, continuance, continuity, continuousness, durability, duration, endurance, persistence, subsistence
RELATED WORDS:
drawing out, elongation, extension, lengthening, prolongation, prolonging, stretching; enduringness, permanence; survival
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abridgment ( abridgement), curtailment, cutback, shortening
cessation, close, discontinuance, discontinuity, end, ending, expiration, finish, stoppage, surcease, termination
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