Etymology
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discontinuance (n.)

"action of breaking off, intermission, interruption," late 14c., from Anglo-French discontinuance, from Old French discontinuer "to discontinue," from Medieval Latin discontinuare, from dis- "not" (see dis-) + Latin continuare "to continue" (see continue).

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Definitions of discontinuance

discontinuance (n.)
the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent);
Synonyms: discontinuation
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