[ dis-kuhn-tin-yoo-uhns ]
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  1. the act or state of discontinuing or the state of being discontinued; cessation: the discontinuance of a business.

  2. Law. the termination of a suit by the act of the plaintiff, as by notice in writing, or by neglect to take the proper adjournments to keep it pending.

Origin of discontinuance

1350–1400; Middle English <Anglo-French; see dis-1, continuance

Other words from discontinuance

  • non·dis·con·tin·u·ance, noun

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