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adjourn

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verb ad·journ \ə-ˈjərn\

Simple Definition of adjourn

  • : to end something (such as a meeting or session) for a period of time

Full Definition of adjourn

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to suspend indefinitely or until a later stated time

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to suspend a session indefinitely or to another time or place

  5. 2 :  to move to another place

Examples of adjourn

  1. The chairperson has adjourned the meeting.

  2. Court is adjourned until 10:00 tomorrow.

  3. The meeting adjourned at 4:00.

  4. 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




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