adjournment


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ad·journ

 (ə-jûrn′)
v. ad·journed, ad·journ·ing, ad·journs
v.tr.
To suspend until a later stated time.
v.intr.
1. To suspend proceedings to another time or place.
2. To move to a new location, especially to a less formal setting: After the meal, we adjourned to the living room.

[Middle English ajournen, from Old French ajourner : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + jour, day (from Late Latin diurnum, from Latin diurnus, daily, from diēs, day; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots).]

ad·journ′ment n.

ad•journ•ment

(əˈdʒɜrn mənt)

n.
the act of adjourning or the state or period of being adjourned.
[1635–45; < Anglo-French, Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adjournment - the termination of a meetingadjournment - the termination of a meeting  
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
2.adjournment - the act of postponing to another time or place
deferment, deferral, postponement - act of putting off to a future time

adjournment

noun postponement, delay, suspension, putting off, stay, recess, interruption, deferment, deferral, discontinuation, prorogation The court ordered a four-month adjournment.

adjournment

noun
The act of putting off or the condition of being put off:
Translations
تَأجِيل
odkladodložení
udsættelseudskydelse
elnapolás
frestun
erteleme

adjournment

[əˈdʒɜːnmənt] N (= period) → suspensión f; (= postponement) → aplazamiento m

adjournment

[əˈdʒɜːrnmənt] n
(= suspending) [meeting] → report m, ajournement m; [legal case] → ajournement m, renvoi m
(= period) → ajournement m adjournment debateadjournment debate n (in Parliament)débat m de clôture

adjournment

n (to another day) → Vertagung f (→ until auf +acc); (within a day) → Unterbrechung f

adjournment

[əˈdʒɜːnmənt] n (of meeting) → rinvio, aggiornamento

adjourn

(əˈdʒəːn) verb
to stop (a meeting etc), intending to continue it at another time or place. We shall adjourn (the meeting) until Wednesday.
aˈdjournment noun
References in classic literature ?
I suppose it would be profanation to eat anything in this spick-and-span bower, so as I'm tremendously hungry, I propose an adjournment," he added presently.
Vanstone's faculties were so bewildered by the son's sudden arrival, the father's unexpected visit, and the news they both brought with them, that he petitioned for an adjournment before the necessary arrangements connected with his young friend's departure were considered in detail.
The President can only adjourn the national legislature in the single case of disagreement about the time of adjournment.
The Admiral again proposed an adjournment to the 'Trevanion Arms,' and when Dick had once more refused, it hung for a moment in the balance whether or not the old toper would return there by himself.
Most of the party had already retired, but Marmaduke knew the habits of his friend too well to suggest an earlier adjournment.
Christopher Newman dined several times in the Avenue d'Iena, and his host always proposed an early adjournment to this institution.
If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which case it shall not be a Law.
Ellmother treated the case in the right way--first with supper, and then with an adjournment to bed.
No," she said, when Arnold proposed an adjournment to the garden; "I have something more to say, and you are interested in it, this time.
And Chance, or Fate, had so timed that adjournment as to bring Mercy back into the dining-room exactly at the moment when Grace Roseberry insisted on being confronted with the woman who had taken her place.
When Mrs Nickleby had brought this interesting anecdote to a close, Pyke and Pluck, ever zealous in their patron's cause, proposed the adjournment of a detachment of the party into the next box; and with so much skill were the preliminaries adjusted, that Kate, despite all she could say or do to the contrary, had no alternative but to suffer herself to be led away by Sir Mulberry Hawk.
At the adjournment Rouletabille had not yet arrived.