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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Continuance  \Con*tin"u*ance\,  n.  [OF.  continuance.] 
  1.  A  holding  on  or  remaining  in  a  particular  state; 
  permanence,  as  of  condition,  habits,  abode,  etc.; 
  perseverance;  constancy;  duration;  stay. 
 
  Great  plagues,  and  of  long  continuance.  --Deut. 
  xxviii.  59. 
 
  Patient  continuance  in  well-doing.  --Rom.  ii  7. 
 
  2.  Uninterrupted  succession;  continuation;  constant  renewal; 
  perpetuation;  propagation. 
 
  The  brute  immediately  regards  his  own  preservation 
  or  the  continuance  of  his  species.  --Addison. 
 
  3.  A  holding  together;  continuity.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  (Law) 
  a  The  adjournment  of  the  proceedings  in  a  cause  from  one 
  day  or  from  one  stated  term  of  a  court,  to  another. 
  b  The  entry  of  such  adjournment  and  the  grounds  thereof 
  on  the  record. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  continuance 
  n  1:  the  act  of  continuing  or  resuming  an  activity  [syn:  {continuation}] 
  [ant:  {discontinuance},  {discontinuance}] 
  2:  the  period  of  time  during  which  something  continues  [syn:  {duration}] 
  3:  the  property  of  enduring  or  continuing  in  time  [syn:  {duration}] 




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