adjourn

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verb ad·journ \ə-ˈjərn\

Definition of adjourn

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to suspend indefinitely or until a later stated time adjourn a meeting Court is adjourned until 10 a.m. tomorrow.

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to suspend a session indefinitely or to another time or place Congress will not adjourn until the budget has been completed.

  5. 2 :  to move to another place We adjourned to the library.

Examples of adjourn in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology 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



ADJOURN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of adjourn for English Language Learners

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


ADJOURN Defined for Kids

adjourn

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verb ad·journ \ə-ˈjərn\

Definition of adjourn for Students

adjourned

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adjourning

  1. :  to bring or come to a close for a period of time adjourn a meeting

adjournment

\-mənt\ noun

Law Dictionary

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transitive verb ad·journ \ə-ˈjərn\

Legal Definition of adjourn

  1. :  to put off further proceedings of either indefinitely or until a later stated time :  close formally adjourning the session

  2. intransitive verb
  3. :  to suspend a session or meeting till another time or indefinitely :  suspend formal business or procedure and disband the congress will adjourn next month

adjournment

noun


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