[uh-jurn-muh nt]


the act of adjourning or the state or period of being adjourned.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for adjournment

Contemporary Examples of adjournment

Historical Examples of adjournment

  • 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.


    Frank Fox

Word Origin and History for adjournment

mid-15c., from Old French ajornement "daybreak, dawn; summons (to appear in court)," from ajorner (see adjourn).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper