- a stopping or being stopped; cessation or interruption
- Law the stopping of a legal action prior to trial, either voluntarily by the plaintiff or by order of the court
Origin of discontinuanceMiddle English from Anglo-Fr: see discontinue and -ance
- The act or an instance of discontinuing or the condition of being discontinued; cessation.
- Law a. The plaintiff's failure to proceed in a legal action.b. The plaintiff's agreement to the dismissal of a legal action.
discontinuance - Legal Definition
The voluntary termination of litigation by a plaintiff who has elected not to pursue it or by both parties pursuant to a settlement.