Adjournment (noun)

  1. The action or process of adjourning, especially the temporary suspension of a meeting, session, or hearing.
  2. A postponement or delay, especially of a meeting or session.


Late middle english: from old french ajornement, from ajorner 'postpone', based on latin diurnus 'daily'.


  1. The adjournment of the court was necessary due to technical difficulties.
  2. The adjournment was requested by the defense.
  3. The adjournment allowed more time for preparation.
  4. The adjournment was for one week.
  5. The adjournment was granted due to inclement weather.
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