Meaning of discontinuance

dis•con•tin•u•ance

Pronunciation: (dis"kun-tin'y-uns), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or state of discontinuing or the state of being discontinued; cessation: the discontinuance of a business.
  2. the termination of a suit by the act of the plaintiff, as by notice in writing, or by neglect to take the proper adjournments to keep it pending.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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