Discontinuance Definition

dĭskən-tĭnyo͝o-əns
noun
A stopping or being stopped; cessation or interruption.
Webster's New World
The act or an instance of discontinuing or the condition of being discontinued; cessation.
American Heritage
The plaintiff's failure to proceed in a legal action.
American Heritage
The stopping of a legal action prior to trial, either voluntarily by the plaintiff or by order of the court.
Webster's New World
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
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Other Word Forms of Discontinuance

Noun

Singular:
discontinuance
Plural:
discontinuances

Origin of Discontinuance

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