continuance
con·tin·u·ance /kən-'ti-nyə-wəns/ n: the postponement of the court proceedings in a case to a future day

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

continuance
I noun abiding, adjournment of a cause, 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 II index continuation (prolongation), continuation (resumption), continuity, diligence (perseverance), duration, extension (postponement), habitation (act of inhabiting), indestructibility, life (period of existence), longevity, pendency, period, perpetuity, phase (period), renewal, survival

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


continuance
n.
Postponement or adjournment of a trial or other court proceeding to a later date.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


continuance
The postponement of a hearing, trial, or other scheduled court proceeding, at the request of one or both parties, or by the judge without consulting them. Unhappiness with long trial court delays has resulted in the adoption by most states of "fast track" rules that sharply limit the ability of judges to grant continuances.
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


continuance
n. The adjournment or postponement to another date of a trial or other proceeding.
See also adjourn.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


continuance
The adjournment or postponement of an action pending in a court to a later date of the same or another session of the court, granted by a court in response to a motion made by a party to a lawsuit. The entry into the trial record of the adjournment of a case for the purpose of formally evidencing it.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


continuance
I
The adjournment or postponement of an action pending in a court to a later date of the same or another session of the court, granted by a court in response to a motion made by a party to a lawsuit. The entry into the trial record of the adjournment of a case for the purpose of formally evidencing it.
II Postponement of a legal proceeding to a later date.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

continuance
n.
   a postponement of a date of a trial, hearing or other court appearance to a later fixed date by order of the court, or upon a stipulation (legal agreement) by the attorneys and approved by the court or (where local rules permit) by the clerk of the court. In general courts frown on too many continuances and will not allow them unless there is a legitimate reason. Some states demand payment of fees for continuances to discourage delays.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] Great plagues, and of long continuance. Deut.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • continuance — continuance, continuation, continuity 1. Continuance (14c) is much less common than continuation (also 14c). It is used when the context requires the meaning ‘a state of continuing in existence or operation’ (i.e. a fact) rather than ‘the act or… …   Modern English usage

  • continuance — mid 14c., a keeping up, a going on, from O.Fr. continuance (13c.), from continuer (see CONTINUE (Cf. continue)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • continuance — *continuation, continuity Analogous words: endurance, persistence, lasting (see corresponding verbs at CONTINUE): perseverance, persistence (see corresponding verbs at PERSEVERE): remaining, staying, tarrying (see STAY) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • continuance — [n] duration constancy, continuation, endurance, extension, guts*, longevity, period, permanence, perpetuation, protraction, run, survival, term, vitality; concepts 637,804,807 Ant. arrest, end, ending, finish, hindrance, obstruction, stop,… …   New thesaurus

  • continuance — [kən tin′yo͞o əns] n. [OFr: see CONTINUE] 1. the act or process of continuing, or lasting 2. the time during which an action, process, or state lasts; duration 3. the fact of remaining (in a place or condition); stay 4. Rare continuation; sequel… …   English World dictionary

  • Continuance — In American procedural law, a continuance is the postponement of a hearing, trial, or other scheduled court proceeding at the request of either or both parties in the dispute, or by the judge sua sponte. In response to delays in bringing cases to …   Wikipedia

  • continuance — n. adjournment (legal) (AE) to grant a continuance * * * [kən tɪnjʊəns] [ adjournment ] (legal) (AE) to grant a continuance …   Combinatory dictionary

  • continuance — [[t]kəntɪ̱njuəns[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with poss The continuance of something is its continuation. [FORMAL] ...thus ensuring the continuance of the human species. Syn: continuation …   English dictionary

  • continuance — noun 1) concerned with the continuance of life See continuation 2) the prosecution sought a continuance Syn: adjournment, postponement, deferment, stay …   Thesaurus of popular words

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