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 continuance. --Deut. xxviii. 59.
Patient continuance in well-doing. --Rom. ii. 7.
2. Uninterrupted succession; continuation; constant renewal; perpetuation; propagation.
The brute immediately regards his own preservation or the continuance of his species. --Addison.
3. A holding together; continuity. [Obs.]
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 adjournment and the grounds thereof on the record.
n 1: the act of continuing an activity without interruption [syn:
continuation] [ant: discontinuance, discontinuance]
2: the period of time during which something continues [syn: duration]
3: the property of enduring or continuing in time [syn: duration]