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A rescheduling of a legal proceeding.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
continuance (noun)
- continuation
the extent of - continuing duration
the quality of enduring - permanence
an adjournment of a court case to a future day
Continuance (Wikipedia)

In American procedural law, a continuance is the postponement of a hearing, trial, or other scheduled court proceeding at the request of either or both parties in the dispute, or by the judge sua sponte. In response to delays in bringing cases to trial, some states have adopted "fast-track" rules that sharply limit the ability of judges to grant continuances. However, a motion for continuance may be granted when necessitated by unforeseeable events, or for other reasonable cause articulated by the movant (the person seeking the continuance), especially when the court deems it necessary and prudent in the "interest of justice."

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