adjournment

Definitions

  • After the Adjournment
    After the Adjournment
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n adjournment the termination of a meeting
    • n adjournment the act of postponing to another time or place
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Adjournment The act of adjourning; the putting off till another day or time specified, or without day.
    • Adjournment The time or interval during which a public body adjourns its sittings or postpones business.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n adjournment The act of postponing or deferring.
    • n adjournment 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Adjournment the act of adjourning: the interval it causes.—(obs.) Adjourn′al
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. f. adjournement, OF. ajornement,. See Adjourn
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. ajorner—Low L. adiurnāre—L. ad, to, Low L. jurnus, L. diurnus, daily. See Journal.

Usage

In literature:

The Convention adjourned September 27, 1865.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
If there is no discussion, a motion to adjourn will be in order.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
It was a Wednesday afternoon, and in those days debate automatically stood adjourned at half-past five.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 22, 1914" by Various
In the meanwhile, we shall adjourn.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
Doesn't that court adjourn this week?
"Waring's Peril" by Charles King
For the better accommodation of the people, the meeting then adjourned to the Old South Meeting House.
"Tea Leaves" by Various
And very soon after the dessert was put upon the table the family left it and, accompanied by Colonel Le Noir, adjourned to the library.
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
These adjourned to the inn, and drank sundry flasks of beer with great relish.
"Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary, Visited in 1837. Vol. II" by G. R. Gleig
THE PRESIDENT: We have a few minutes before time for adjournment and Mr. Evans, a dynamite man, will speak to us.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifth Annual Meeting" by Various
DODGE, who moved, that when the Conference adjourn, it adjourn to meet at ten o'clock to-morrow.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
And now let us adjourn, and appeal to the people.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
The convention adjourned at 12 o'clock.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
The convention referred all the papers it had received to the next Legislature, and adjourned in some confusion.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
Before Congress adjourned to meet at Baltimore, they clothed Washington with unusual powers.
"From Farm House to the White House" by William M. Thayer
The Houses are to be adjourned to-day, and the whole discussion comes on to-morrow.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861" by Queen of Great Britain Victoria
There being none, or not any that occupies more than five minutes, they straight-way adjourn.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 18, 1914" by Various
The Convention adopted Gamble's report, and a few days afterward adjourned subject to call of the committee.
"The Struggle for Missouri" by John McElroy
The inquest opened that morning, and was adjourned for a week.
"The Red Symbol" by John Ironside
When the cloth had been removed they adjourned to a little room which had been fitted up as a den by Brevoort.
"The Song of the Wolf" by Frank Mayer
Would there be another adjournment?
"The Case and Exceptions" by Frederick Trevor Hill
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In poetry:

Don't say he's gone for ever, though
His visits he adjourn;
For yet a little while, and lo,
Thy Husband will return.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
Now, Aylor, half consoled, adjourned
His thoughts till morn, and then returned
With Micah, to the Brentford seat,
The owners of the maid to meet.
"In The House Of The Aylors" by Albery Allson Whitman
Those weighty questions in their breasts revolving
Whose deeper meaning science never learns,
Till at some reverend elder's look dissolving,
The speechless senate silently adjourns.
"My Aviary" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
In short, the whole Gull nation feels
The're fairly spell-bound, neck and heels;
And so, in the face of the laughing world,
Must e'en sit down, with banners furled,
Adjourning all their dreams sublime
Of glory and war to — some other time.
"Translation From the Gull Language" by Thomas Moore

In news:

Congress is about to adjourn after two years marked by partisan battles and a marked lack of production.
Unproductive Congress earliest to adjourn since 1960.
Something will have to give for lawmakers to get reforms to Florida's personal injury protection (PIP) law before Friday's adjournment.
Farc peace talks in Cuba adjourned for a week.
The District Attorney's Office says the case was adjourned until Friday.
She wants the adjourning property owner and the City of Ironton to alleviate the problem.
Sukh Dhak's drug trial adjourned after gangster shot dead alongside bodyguard (with video).
First adjournment for their annual session was Friday.
South Carolina legislative session moves closer to adjournment.
With the adjournment of the 112th Congress only days away, the opportunity now arises for Obama to make more recess appointments.
The 2012 Maryland General Assembly adjourned at midnight las READ.
The trial of former Turkish president General Kenan Evren over a 1980 military coup that led to mass torture and executions was adjourned on Thursday until January to allow for more evidence.
Ogdensburg crack suspects' case adjourned due to defense conflict.
The Board will convene as AIDEA and continue in session until recess or adjournment.
Decision to adjourn early and return for a lame-duck session after the Nov 6 election has local leaders thinking budget sequestration —.
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