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1  —as in:
granted a continuance
Definition law:  postponement (delay) of a hearing, trial, or other scheduled court proceeding
  • The judge refused the request for a continuance saying that in this case, "Justice delayed in justice denied."
continuance = postponement
  • We will request a continuance while we search for the witness.
continuance = postponement

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2  —as in:
continuance of the journey
Definition the process of continuing; or the time or state during which something continues
  • The backup data center helps assure business continuance in event of a natural disaster.
continuance = continuation
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Nobody benefits by the continuance of this war.
  • continuance = continuance
  • Not that the Surveyor brought the lesson home to himself, or admitted that he could be so utterly undone, either by continuance in office or ejectment.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • continuance = continuation
  •   The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,
      And the continuance of their parents' rage,
      Which but their children's end naught could remove,
      Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • continuance = continuation
  • ...and last of all, and above all, recommending to us a compliance, a compromise, an acquiescence in the continuance of the sin, on the chance of a marriage which, thinking as I now thought of her brother, should rather be prevented than sought; all this together most grievously convinced me that I had never understood her before, and that, as far as...
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • continuance = continuation
  • Her opinion was sought as to the probable continuance of the open weather, but her answers were as short and indifferent as civility allowed.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • continuance = continuation
  • The accidents of my life have often afforded me this advantage, but never with more fulness and variety than during my continuance in office.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • continuance = time (continuation)
  • After what had passed to wound and alienate the two families, the continuance of the Bertrams and Grants in such close neighbourhood would have been most distressing; but the absence of the latter, for some months purposely lengthened, ended very fortunately in the necessity, or at least the practicability, of a permanent removal.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • continuance = continuation
  • Suffice it here to say that a Custom-House officer of long continuance can hardly be a very praiseworthy or respectable personage, for many reasons; one of them, the tenure by which he holds his situation, and another, the very nature of his business, which—though, I trust, an honest one—is of such a sort that he does not share in the united effort of mankind.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • continuance = time (continuation)
  • Everything was now in a regular train: theatre, actors, actresses, and dresses, were all getting forward; but though no other great impediments arose, Fanny found, before many days were past, that it was not all uninterrupted enjoyment to the party themselves, and that she had not to witness the continuance of such unanimity and delight as had been almost too much for her at first.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
continuance = continuation

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