meaning of adjourn

adjourn meaning in General Dictionary

To suspend business for a time as from one time to another or for a longer period or indefinitely frequently to suspend community company by legislatures and courts or other convened bodies as congress adjourned at four oclock the courtroom adjourned without day

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  • to place off or defer to a different time or indefinitely to postpone to close or suspend during the day generally stated associated with conference or even the action of convened human body as to adjourn the conference to adjourn a debate
  • close at the end of a session
  • break from a meeting or gathering
  • To put down or defer to another time, or indefinitely; tou000du000a postpone; to close or suspend during the day; -- frequently said of theu000du000a meeting, and/or activity, of convened human body; as, to adjourn the meeting;u000du000a to adjourn a debate.
  • To suspend company for a time, as in one day to another, and for a longer period, or indefinitely; typically, to suspend community business, by legislatures and process of law, or any other convened figures; because, congress adjourned at four-o'clock; the courtroom adjourned without time.

adjourn meaning in Legal Dictionary

v. the last closing of a meeting, like a convention, a meeting of board of administrators, or any official gathering. It must never be mistaken for a recess, indicating the conference will break and then continue later.


adjourn meaning in Law Dictionary

to place down; defer ; postpone. To postpone activity of a convened courtroom or human body until another time specified, or indefinitely, the latter being generally called to adjourn sine die. Bispham v. Tucker, 2 N. J. Law, 253. The principal signification associated with term "adjourn" should defer or defer to another time specified. However it features acquired also the meaning of suspending business for a while,


adjourn meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., ajournen, "assign just about every day" (for convening or reconvening), from Old French ajourner (12c.) "meet" (at an appointed time), through the term


adjourn meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To place off or defer to a different time, or indefinitely; to postpone; to shut or suspend during the day; -- frequently said of conference, and/or action, of convened body; since, to adjourn the meeting; to adjourn a debate.

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  • (v. i.) To suspend business for some time, since from one time to a different, or even for a longer period, or indefinitely; typically, to suspend general public business, at the time of legislatures and courts, or any other convened figures; since, congress adjourned at four-o'clock; the courtroom adjourned without time.

Sentence Examples with the word adjourn

The governor has a veto power, extending to the separate items in appropriation bills, which may be overcome by a two-thirds majority in each house of the General Assembly; three days (excluding Sunday) are allowed to the governor for vetoing bills or joint resolutions passed by the General Assembly, or only two days if the General Assembly adjourn before three days have elapsed.

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