Discontinuance meaning

dĭskən-tĭnyo͝o-əns
The act or an instance of discontinuing or the condition of being discontinued; cessation.
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A stopping or being stopped; cessation or interruption.
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(law) The stopping of a legal action prior to trial, either voluntarily by the plaintiff or by order of the court.
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The voluntary termination of litigation by a plaintiff who has elected not to pursue it or by both parties pursuant to a settlement.
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The occurrence of something being discontinued; a cessation; an ending.
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