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discontinuance

[ dis-kuhn-tin-yoo-uhns ]
/ ˌdɪs kənˈtɪn yu əns /
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noun
the act or state of discontinuing or the state of being discontinued; cessation: the discontinuance of a business.
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.
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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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