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Definition of "discontinuance" [dis•con•tin•u•ance]

  • The act or an instance of discontinuing or the condition of being discontinued; cessation. (noun)
  • Law Termination of an action by the plaintiff. (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.

Use "discontinuance" in a sentence
  • "Romilly moved, on behalf of the defendant in equity, that the bill might be dismissed on the ground of this award, as the word discontinuance in suits at law, is analogous to dismissal in equity, and can only be so understood."
  • "As long as the world is progressing, wide class distinctions are inevitable; their discontinuance will be a sign that equilibrium has been reached."
  • "That's why I kinda agree with Jessica Corry's general assumption about the potential "discontinuance" of the CU journalism school."