verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of adjourn
OTHER WORDS FROM adjournpre·ad·journ, verbre·ad·journ, verbun·ad·journed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH adjournadjoin, adjourn
Example sentences from the Web for adjourn
Congress returns from recess next week and has two weeks of session before adjourning again until after the election.After Steven Sotloff Murder, Congress Demands a Vote on Obama’s ISIS War|Josh Rogin|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He would go on to threaten to ban the use of TV cameras in the courtroom, abruptly adjourning court to show he meant business.
It was opposed by the ministry, and North succeeded in adjourning the motion, though only by 134 to 114.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
The House being but sullen the next day, the Court did not oppose adjourning for some days longer till it was filled.Andrew Marvell|Augustine Birrell
Come, gentlemen, there needs no great ceremony in adjourning this court.The Recruiting Officer|George Farquhar
On the meeting adjourning, Mr. Dunlop stepped up to the doctor, and asked how he did.Scotch Wit and Humor|W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
The order against adjourning, made with a view to Mr. Nicholson, who was ill, has not operated.
British Dictionary definitions for adjourn
- to move elsewherelet's adjourn to the kitchen
- to stop work