- 1 [mass noun] • formal The state of remaining in existence or operation: his interests encouraged him to favour the continuance of warMore example sentences
- The continuance of existence depends on another Being beyond the human realm.
- The effectiveness of planning agencies in managing the war led to their continuance in postwar organizations and relationships.
- I have this right because in small part I am responsible for his existence, its beginning and continuance.
- 1.1The time for which a situation or action lasts: the trademarks shall be used only during the continuance of this agreementMore example sentences
duration, period, term
- The United States bears a heavy responsibility for the continuance of this dire situation.
- The committee wish to thank everyone for the marvellous support in the past and look forward to its continuance in the future.
- As mentioned earlier, many companies depend upon tape backup for business continuance while neglecting the impact on recovery, should there be a regional disruption.
- 1.2The state of remaining in a particular position or condition: the king’s ministers depended on his favour for their continuance in officeMore example sentences
- He also denied that there was discontent brewing among party workers over his continuance in the office.
- In each case, it seems to be necessary to convince the court that continuance in office of a particular executor, trustee or administrator would be likely to prevent the trust being properly carried out.
- Thus, it cannot tolerate continuance of a force representing the former conditions.
- 2 US Law A postponement or an adjournment: scheduling trial dates and refusing to grant continuances are part of a judge’s prerogativeMore example sentences
- Perhaps their attorney has been getting continuances for them.
- In American justice, all appeals and continuances in a case build upon the initial hearing, so it doesn't surprise me that the Judge was knocking this guy's appeals out left and right.
- We had 29 continuances before our case was heard.
late Middle English: from Old French, from continuer 'continue', from Latin continuare, from continuus (see continuous).