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  Continuance (Con*tin"u*ance) (?), n.
[OF. continuance.]

1. A holding on, or remaining in a particular state; permanence, as of condition, habits, abode, etc.; perseverance; constancy; duration; stay. "Great plagues, and of long continuence." Deut. xxviii. 59. "Patient continuance i well-doing." Rom. ii. 7.
2. Uninterrupted succession; continuation; constant renewell; perpetuation; propagation. "The brute immedistely regards his own preservation or the continuance of his species." Addison.
3. A holding together; continuity. [Obs.] Bacon.
4. (Law) (a) The adjournment of the proceedings in a cause from one day, or from one stated term of a court, to another. (b) The entry of such adjuornment and the grounds thereof on the record.

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