[ kuhn-tin-yoo-uhns ]
/ kənˈtɪn yu əns /


an act or instance of continuing; continuation: a continuance of war.
a remaining in the same place, condition, etc.
Law. adjournment of a step in a proceeding to a future day.

Origin of continuance

1325–75; Middle English <Anglo-French; see continue, -ance

OTHER WORDS FROM continuance

non·con·tin·u·ance, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for continuance

British Dictionary definitions for continuance

/ (kənˈtɪnjʊəns) /


the act or state of continuing
the duration of an action, condition, etc
US the postponement or adjournment of a legal proceeding
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012