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discontinuance n1 : the usually voluntary termination of an action by a plaintiff by motion or by failure to pursue the claim
2 : the abandonment of a property or of a particular use of the property under the zoning laws
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.