Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of postponing or deferring.
- n. The act of discontinuing a meeting of a public or private body or the transaction of any business until a fixed date or indefinitely. The period during which a public body adjourns its sittings: as, during an adjournment of six weeks.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of adjourning; the putting off till another day or time specified, or without day.
- n. The time or interval during which a public body adjourns its sittings or postpones business.
- n. the act of postponing to another time or place
- n. the termination of a meeting
“Admittedly, these clauses discuss adjournments, but the term adjournment is not coextensive with recess.”
“According to the Senate historian, this week's adjournment is the earliest pre-election exit since 1960.”
“According to the Office of the House Parliamentarian, the House is in adjournment until November 15.”
“Even if prosecutors offer defendants what is known as an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal - a deal in which the charges are eventually dismissed if the person goes a certain period of time without being rearrested - Mr. Stolar said that "a substantial number of people" would decline the deal and "insist on going to trial and establishing their innocence.”
“In a statement, the funds called the adjournment a "betrayal of shareholder democracy.”
“Democrats charged at once that the adjournment was a skulking subterfuge not only to avoid an open confession of failure, but to evade submitting negro suffrage to a vote in November.”
“The new meeting chairman called the adjournment a "recess," meaning that the postponement did not require the shareholders in attendance to consent.”
“When the judge late last month called an adjournment until Tuesday it was widely seen as a strategic pause to give Yanukovich and his advisers time to consider their options in the face of the Western criticism.”
“Sedita was referring to what's called an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal deal Barnaby reached in July to have five misdemeanor charges dropped in connection to a domestic dispute with his estranged wife.”
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