ad·​journ·​ment | \ ə-ˈjərn-mənt How to pronounce adjournment (audio) \

Definition of adjournment

1 : the act of adjourning adjournment of a meeting
2 : the state or interval of being adjourned a brief adjournment

Examples of adjournment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The deadline for final adjournment of the legislative session is Monday at 6 p.m. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 June 2022 Trial attorneys keep a close eye on the calendar, and winning the battle for the last word before an afternoon coffee break, weekend adjournment or week-long gap can matter. David K. Li, NBC News, 6 May 2022 The second, a fair-scheduling bill, is destined to die without a vote in the House before the session reaches its constitutional adjournment deadline of midnight Wednesday. Mark Pazniokas, Hartford Courant, 1 May 2022 Not long before adjournment, Democrats sent to Pritzker’s desk a $46.5 billion spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1, sprinkled with election-year tax cuts and rebate checks for voters. Clare Spaulding,, 10 Apr. 2022 All bills require final approval by the House and Senate as the regular session heads toward adjournment on May 4. Converters have been stolen nationwide — with increases that started spiking with the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020. Christopher Keating,, 22 Mar. 2022 From roll call to adjournment, the meeting lasted less than 60 seconds. al, 5 Apr. 2022 The legislature is facing adjournment on May 4 for the regular session. Christopher Keating,, 4 Apr. 2022 The court also heard from victims and their families who all objected to any adjournment. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of adjournment

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for adjournment

Middle English ajournement, borrowed from Anglo-French, from ajourner "to adjourn" + -ment -ment

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“Adjournment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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