adjourn

[uh-jurn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to suspend the meeting of (a club, legislature, committee, etc.) to a future time, another place, or indefinitely: to adjourn the court.
2.
to defer or postpone to a later time: They adjourned the meeting until the following Monday.
3.
to defer or postpone (a matter) to a future meeting of the same body.
4.
to defer or postpone (a matter) to some future time, either specified or not specified.
verb (used without object)
5.
to postpone, suspend, or transfer proceedings.
6.
to go to another place: to adjourn to the parlor.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English ajo(u)rnen < Middle French ajo(u)rner, equivalent to a- ad- + jorn- < Latin diurnus daily; see journal, journey

preadjourn, verb
readjourn, verb
unadjourned, adjective

adjoin, adjourn.
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adjourn (əˈdʒɜːn)
 
vb
1.  (intr) (of a court, etc) to close at the end of a session
2.  to postpone or be postponed, esp temporarily or to another place
3.  (tr) to put off (a problem, discussion, etc) for later consideration; defer
4.  informal (intr)
 a.  to move elsewhere: let's adjourn to the kitchen
 b.  to stop work
 
[C14: from Old French ajourner to defer to an arranged day, from a- to + jour day, from Late Latin diurnum, from Latin diurnus daily, from diēs day]
 
ad'journment
 
n

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adjourn
early 14c., from O.Fr. ajourner, from the phrase à jorn "to a stated day" (à "to" + journ "day," from L. diurnus "daily;" see diurnal). The sense is to set a date for a re-meeting. Meaning "to go in a body to another place" (1640s) is colloquial.
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Example sentences
He regained consciousness and walked from the hearing room under his own power,
  and the hearing was abruptly adjourned.
Politicians yelled so loudly that parliament was adjourned.
So the long waited for trial has begun with crowds of journalists from the
  whole world, and was immediately adjourned.
Not long after his departure the meeting was adjourned and rescheduled for the
  following morning.
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