Definition of discontinuance:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
expiration, break, cease, offset, lapse, stop, cutoff, close, cut-off, arrest, check, shutdown, discontinuation, arrestment, suspension, discontinuity, continue, disruption, shutoff, conclusion, closedown, surcease, finish.
- cessation (part of speech: noun)
- resignation (part of speech: noun)
- "Logic, Inductive and Deductive", William Minto.
They insisted on the immediate discontinuance of all hostile attempts to reduce Amsterdam to the jurisdiction of Orange; required the Prince to abandon his pretensions to Utrecht, and denounced the efforts making by him and his partisans to diffuse their heretical doctrines through the other provinces.- "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.