discontinuance

[ dis-kuh n-tin-yoo-uh ns ]
/ ˌdɪs kənˈtɪn yu əns /

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.

Origin of discontinuance

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

Related forms

non·dis·con·tin·u·ance, noun
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