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adjournment

[uh-jurn-muh nt]
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noun
  1. the act of adjourning or the state or period of being adjourned.
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Origin of adjournment

1635–45; < Anglo-French adjournement, Middle French. See adjourn, -ment
Related formsnon·ad·journ·ment, nounpre·ad·journ·ment, nounpro·ad·journ·ment, adjectivere·ad·journ·ment, noun
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Examples from the Web for adjournment

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  • On the night after this adjournment, the cannon were removed.

  • Some were shouting for adjournment, others to "Vote it out."

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • She was the woman who had been seen to come into the town during the hour of the court's adjournment.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • It was after the first adjournment, and he came up with me in the street.

    Lord Jim

    Joseph Conrad

  • On any point that arose they wanted instructions from their government and pressed for an adjournment.

    Bulgaria

    Frank Fox


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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