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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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  • 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
  • At length the president arose, and said the hour for adjournment had arrived.

    Eventide Effie Afton
  • So great was the excitement that Pitt moved the adjournment of the House.

  • Having met according to adjournment, there was the fullest meeting ever known.

    Tea Leaves Various
  • When I left my substitute was just getting up to ask for the adjournment.

Word Origin and History for adjournment
n.

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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