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1. The act or an instance of discontinuing or the condition of being discontinued; cessation.
a. The plaintiff's failure to proceed in a legal action.
b. The plaintiff's agreement to the dismissal of a legal action.
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dis•con•tin•u•ance(ˌdɪs kənˈtɪn yu əns)
1. the act of discontinuing or the state of being discontinued.
2. the termination of a lawsuit by some act of the plaintiff.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French]
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1. The act of stopping:
2. The condition of being stopped:
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