Definitions

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  • n. The state of being adjourned.
  • n. The action of adjourning.
  • n. Ampliatio.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of postponing to another time or place
  • n. the termination of a meeting

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Examples

  • Admittedly, these clauses discuss adjournments, but the term adjournment is not coextensive with recess.

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  • According to the Senate historian, this week's adjournment is the earliest pre-election exit since 1960.

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  • According to the Office of the House Parliamentarian, the House is in adjournment until November 15.

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  • 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."

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  • In a statement, the funds called the adjournment a "betrayal of shareholder democracy."

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  • 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.

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  • The new meeting chairman called the adjournment a "recess," meaning that the postponement did not require the shareholders in attendance to consent.

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  • 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.

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  • The main Hindu nationalist opposition party, the Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, said it will push for a vote, known as an "adjournment motion", over the new retail regulations.

  • 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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