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Definitions of discontinuance

  1. the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of discontinuing, or the state of being discontinued; want of continued connection or continuity; breaking off; cessation; interruption; as, a discontinuance of conversation or intercourse; discontinuance of a highway or of travel. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A breaking off or interruption of an estate, which happened when an alienation was made by a tenant in tail, or other tenant, seized in right of another, of a larger estate than the tenant was entitled to, whereby the party ousted or injured was driven to his real action, and could not enter. This effect of such alienation is now obviated by statute in both England and the United States. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The termination of an action in practice by the voluntary act of the plaintiff; an entry on the record that the plaintiff discontinues his action. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That technical interruption of the proceedings in pleading in an action, which follows where a defendant does not answer the whole of the plaintiff's declaration, and the plaintiff omits to take judgment for the part unanswered. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A stopping; a breaking off. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Discontinuation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Cessation; interruption. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. The act of discontinuing; interruption; intermission. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Interruption of continuance; ceasing to continue; want of continuity; a breaking off or interruption of possession. Discontinuance of a suit, when a plaintiff leaves a chasm in the proceedings in his case, as by not continuing the process regularly from day to day. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. n. [Latin] Act of discontinuing, or the state of being discontinued; want of continued connection or continuity of parts;—cessation; intermission; interruption; separation; disunion. Cabinet Dictionary
  12. Want of cohesion of parts; a breaking off; cessation, intermission. Complete Dictionary
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