CONTINUAL, a. L. See Continue.
1. Proceeding without interruption or cessation; unceasing; not intermitting; used in reference to time.
He that hath a merry heart hath a continual feast. Proverbs 15.
I have great heaviness and continual sorrow of heart. Romans 9.
2. Very frequent; often repeated; as, the charitable man has continual application for alms.
3. Continual fever, or continued fever, a fever that abates, but never entirely intermits, till it comes to a crisis; thus distinguished from remitting and intermitting fever.
4. Continual claim, in law, a claim that is made from time to time within every year or day, to land or other estate, the possession of which cannot be obtained without hazard.