Continuando Law and Legal Definition

Continuando is an averment contained in a declaration in trespass, that the injury or trespass has been continued. It is used where a plaintiff would recover damages for several trespasses in the same action.

In trespasses of a permanent nature, where the injury is continually renewed as by spoiling or consuming the herbage with the defendant's cattle, the declaration may allege the injury to have been committed by continuation from one given day to another which is called laying the action with a continuando. The plaintiff will not be compelled to bring separate actions for every day's separate offense.

However, where the trespass is by one or several acts, each of which terminates in itself, and being once done cannot be done again, it cannot be laid with a continuando.