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adjournment

[uh-jurn-muh nt] /əˈdʒɜrn mənt/
noun
1.
the act of adjourning or the state or period of being adjourned.
Origin of adjournment
1635-1645
1635-45; < Anglo-French adjournement, Middle French. See adjourn, -ment
Related forms
nonadjournment, noun
preadjournment, noun
proadjournment, adjective
readjournment, noun
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Word Origin and History for adjournment
n.

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

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