Topic: LAW

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: ajourner, from jour 'day'


1 [intransitive and transitive]SCL if a meeting, parliament, law court etc adjourns, or if the person in charge adjourns it, it stops for a short time:
It was almost noon when the meeting adjourned.
adjourn for/until
Congress has adjourned for the November elections.
His trial was adjourned until May.

adjourn to something

to finish an activity and go somewhere - often used humorously:
The rest of us adjourned to a nearby pub for some refreshments.
adjournment noun [uncountable and countable]
We sought an adjournment of the proceedings.

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