adjournment

[ uh-jurn-muh nt ]
/ əˈdʒɜrn mənt /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. adjoin,
  2. adjoining,
  3. adjoint,
  4. adjoint differential equation,
  5. adjourn,
  6. adjt.,
  7. adjudge,
  8. adjudicate,
  9. adjudication,
  10. adjudicative

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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Word Origin and History for adjournment

adjournment

n.

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

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