Con*tin"u*ance (?), n. [OF. continuance.]
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.
Uninterrupted succession; continuation; constant renewell; perpetuation; propagation.
The brute immedistely regards his own preservation or the continuance of his species.
A holding together; continuity.
4. Law (a)
The adjournment of the proceedings in a cause from one day, or from one stated term of a court, to another.
The entry of such adjuornment and the grounds thereof on the record.
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