[ uh-jurn-muh nt ]
/ əˈdʒɜrn mənt /


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

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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