Origin of adjourn
OTHER WORDS FROM adjournpre·ad·journ, verbre·ad·journ, verbun·ad·journed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH adjournadjoin, adjourn
How to use adjourn in a sentence
The current plan is to adjourn the regular session early on Monday, complete some necessary procedural tasks, and then convene in special session on Wednesday, according to Democratic leaders.Virginia General Assembly poised for historic votes to legalize marijuana and end death penalty|Gregory S. Schneider, Laura Vozzella|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
Soon, the Senate was sealed off and the session was adjourned.Inside the assault on the Capitol: Evacuating the Senate|Paul Kane|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
That year, Congress ended its session for the year and adjourned on Sept. 1.
With the Senate already adjourned, the bill will not be addressed until the fall.Conservative Republicans Stumble Toward a Border Bill|Tim Mak|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The opening session was procedural and the trial was adjourned until June 19.
Court adjourned just before 3pm, with Nel signing off with a warning to Pistorius that he “was not going away.”Pistorius Prosecutor: ‘Say I Shot And Killed Her!’|Kelly Berold|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Due to a South African public holiday on Friday, court was adjourned early and will resume on Monday, 24 March at 3:30am ET.Bullets Expert Recounts Reeva Steenkamp’s Terrifying Final Moments|Kelly Berold|March 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When his lordship retired early, as was his custom, the other men adjourned once more to the billiard-room.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The trip was long, difficult and dangerous, and to their dismay, the Assembly had already adjourned before they arrived.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
Immediately after the division, the house adjourned for the Christmas holidays, till the 17th of January.
This suggestion was adopted; and the discussion was adjourned until the 11th of August.
On the following day both houses of parliament adjourned to the 16th of January.
British Dictionary definitions for adjourn
- to move elsewherelet's adjourn to the kitchen
- to stop work