adjournment
noun Date: 1607 1. the act of adjourning 2. the state or interval of being adjourned

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  • Adjournment — Ad*journ ment ( ment), n. [Cf. f. adjournement, OF. ajornement. See {Adjourn}.] 1. The act of adjourning; the putting off till another day or time specified, or without day. [1913 Webster] 2. The time or interval during which a public body… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adjournment — The delay or postponement usually to another time of a meeting or action. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • adjournment — (n.) mid 15c., from O.Fr. ajornement daybreak, dawn; summons (to appear in court), from ajorner (see ADJOURN (Cf. adjourn)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • adjournment — [n] discontinuation or delay of a proceeding break, deferment, deferral, intermission, interruption, pause, postponement, prorogation, putting off, recess, stay, suspension; concepts 121,703 Ant. beginning, commencement, continuance …   New thesaurus

  • adjournment — [ə jʉrn′mənt] n. 1. an adjourning or being adjourned 2. the time of being adjourned …   English World dictionary

  • Adjournment — For use of the term in board games, see adjournment (games). An adjournment is a suspension of proceedings to another time or place. To adjourn means to suspend until a later stated time or place. Contents 1 Law 2 Parliamentary procedure 3 See… …   Wikipedia

  • adjournment — adjourn ad‧journ [əˈdʒɜːn ǁ ɜːrn] verb [intransitive, transitive] if a meeting or law court adjourns, or if the person in charge adjourns it, it finishes or stops, either for a short time, or until the next time it meets: • The chairman has the… …   Financial and business terms

  • adjournment — noun a) The state of being adjourned. Adjournment didnt come a minute too soon for those of us who needed the toilet. b) The action of adjourning. At midnight we made a motion for adjournment and everyone went home tired …   Wiktionary

  • adjournment — [[t]əʤɜ͟ː(r)nmənt[/t]] adjournments N COUNT An adjournment is a temporary stopping of a trial, enquiry, or other meeting. The court ordered a four month adjournment. Syn: suspension …   English dictionary

  • adjournment — The suspension of business or sessions, either for a fixed time, indefinitely, or until the opening of another term. As used in constitutional provision that a bill shall become a law if not returned by the executive within a specified time… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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