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[uh-jurn-muh nt] /əˈdʒɜrn mənt/
the act of adjourning or the state or period of being adjourned.
Origin of adjournment
1635-45; < Anglo-French adjournement, Middle French. See adjourn, -ment
Related forms
nonadjournment, noun
preadjournment, noun
proadjournment, adjective
readjournment, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for adjournment
  • After adjournment, the three delegations hold a press conference.
  • Any meeting which is not an adjournment of another meeting commences a new session.
  • If it is desired to permit the chair to appoint a committee after adjournment, it must be authorized by a vote.
  • It was ready for adjournment at midafternoon, and voted it.
  • The debate over mandatory seat belt laws is heating up as state legislatures move toward adjournment.
  • If you are unable to appear at the scheduled date and time, you may request an adjournment.
  • The public agency may adjourn any regular or special meeting to a time and place specified in the order of adjournment.
  • adjournment requests must be in writing and will not be considered by phone.
  • If the requested adjournment or extension affects any other scheduled date, a proposed revised date must be provided.
  • adjournment requests are not considered by email, phone or fax.
Word Origin and History for adjournment

mid-15c., from Old French ajornement "daybreak, dawn; summons (to appear in court)," from ajorner (see adjourn).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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