continuance - definition and synonyms

noun formal 

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/kənˈtɪnjʊəns/
singularcontinuance
pluralcontinuances
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process of continuing
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] legal American a delay that a judge in a court of law allows, especially to give a lawyer more time to obtain facts

    Any further applications for continuance will be dismissed.