Simple Definition of adjourn
: to end something (such as a meeting or session) for a period of time
Full Definition of adjourn
: to suspend indefinitely or until a later stated time
1 : to suspend a session indefinitely or to another time or place
2 : to move to another place
Examples of adjourn
The chairperson has adjourned the meeting.
Court is adjourned until 10:00 tomorrow.
The meeting adjourned at 4:00.
Congress will not adjourn until the budget has been completed.
Origin of adjourn
Middle English ajournen, from Old French ajorner to order to appear in court on a certain day, from a- (from Latin ad-) + jour day — more at journey
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with adjourn
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Definition of adjourn
: to bring or come to a close for a period of time <adjourn a meeting>
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