Definition of continuance noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kənˈtɪnjuəns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈtɪnjuəns//
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  1. 1[uncountable] (formal) the state of continuing to exist or function We can no longer support the President's continuance in office.
  2. 2[countable] (North American English, law) a decision that a court case should be heard later The judge refused his motion for a continuance.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, from continuer ‘continue’, from Latin continuare, from continuus ‘uninterrupted’, from continere ‘hang together’ (from con- ‘together with’ + tenere ‘hold’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: continuance