Definition of "continuance" []

  • The act or fact of continuing. (noun)
  • The time during which something exists or lasts; duration. (noun)
  • A continuation or sequel. (noun)
  • Law Postponement or adjournment to a future date. (noun)
  • The act or state of continuing (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The duration of an action, condition, etc (noun)
  • The postponement or adjournment of a legal proceeding (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "continuance" in a sentence
  • "With such proofs of the uncertain continuance here of the great ornaments & blessings of society, let not little circumstances induce us to neglect the tender of their friendship."
  • "I sense that Sen. Clintons continuance is not good, but that's just one guys gut feeling."
  • "The only variance of note was that in Term 22, providing for the short-term continuance of statutes relating to the export marketing of salted fish."