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Legal Definition and Related Resources of Continuance

Meaning of Continuance

The adjournment or delay of a scheduled session of the court . In old English practice, the term denoted the successive entries, after the first, which were made on the record as a pleading proceeded, the entries being a record of the successive adjournments given in the proceeding .

Continuance Alternative Definition

(Lat. continuere, to continue). In practice. The adjournment of a cause from one day to another of the same or a subsequent term. The postponement of the trial of a cause.

Continuance Legal Definition

A court order postponing proceedings.

Synonyms of Continuance


  • adjournment of a proceeding
  • admission of postponement
  • adsiduitas
  • continuatio
  • continuation
  • endurance
  • extension
  • lasting
  • lengthening
  • perpetuation
  • perpetuitas
  • perseverance
  • persistence
  • postponement
  • prolongation
  • protraction
  • stay
  • sustained action Associated Concepts: continuance in office
  • continuance of a nonconforming use
  • continuance of a partnership
  • continuance of a proceeding
  • continuance of criminal case
  • presumption of continuance

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Continuance in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Base Fee, Coverture, Currency, Electrocution, Fixed Assets, Free Bench, Intervening Right, Life Annuity, Picket, Presumption Of Continuance Of Life, Qualified Estate, Restrictive Covenants, Separation Agreement, Severance, Stop Order, Tenancy By The Entirety.

Translate Continuance from English to Spanish

Translation of Continuance, with examples. More about free online translation into Spanish of Aplazamiento and other legal terms is available here.

Translate Motion For Continuance from English to Spanish

Translation of Motion For Continuance, with examples. More about free online translation into Spanish of Pedimento para aplazamiento and other legal terms is available here.


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