discontinuance

discontinuance
dis·con·tin·u·ance /ˌdis-kən-'ti-nyə-wəns/ n
1: the usu. voluntary termination of an action by a plaintiff by motion or by failure to pursue the claim
2: the abandonment of a property or of a particular use of the property under the zoning laws

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

discontinuance
I (act of discontinuing) noun abeyance, abolishment, abolition, adjournment, breaking off, cancellation, cancelling, cessation, defeasance, desistance, discontinuation, dismissal, disruption, disuse, interruption, interval, invalidation, nonuse, nullification, pause, postponement, recess, remission, stop, stoppage, suspension, termination, withdrawal II (interruption of a legal action) noun ampliation, cessation, desistance, discontinuation, dismissal, moratorium, termination, withdrawal III index abatement (extinguishment), abeyance, abolition, ademption, annulment, cancellation, cessation (interlude), close (conclusion), cloture, defeasance, desuetude, discharge (annulment), dismissal (termination of a proceeding), dissolution (termination), disuse, expiration, extremity (death), halt, impasse, interruption, layoff, lull, moratorium, remission, renunciation, stay

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


discontinuance
n.
An end to a lawsuit brought about voluntarily by a plaintiff; a nonsuit or dismissal.

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


discontinuance
Where a claimant terminates a claim in whole or in part against a defendant (or if there is more than one defendant, against all or any of the defendants).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


discontinuance
n. The voluntary termination of litigation by a plaintiff who has elected not to pursue it or by both parties pursuant to a settlement.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


discontinuance
Cessation; ending; giving up. The discontinuance of a lawsuit, also known as a dismissal or a nonsuit, is the voluntary or involuntary termination of an action.

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


discontinuance
Cessation; ending; giving up. The discontinuance of a lawsuit, also known as a dismissal or a nonsuit, is the voluntary or involuntary termination of an action.

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

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