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Definitions of adjourn

  1. break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. To suspend business for a time, as from one day to another, or for a longer period, or indefinitely; usually, to suspend public business, as of legislatures and courts, or other convened bodies; as, congress adjourned at four o'clock; the court adjourned without day. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To put off or defer to another day, or indefinitely; to postpone; to close or suspend for the day; - commonly said of the meeting, or the action, of convened body; as, to adjourn the meeting; to adjourn a debate. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To put off to another day or time, or to close for the time being; as, they adjourned the meeting. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To cease business for a time; as, the court adjourned. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To put off to an other day: to postpone. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To postpone; end a meeting. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To close (a meeting or session); postpone (a matter). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. To put off to another day. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. To put off from one day to another; to delay. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. To put off or defer to another day, or indefinitely; to postpone; to close or suspend for the day; -- commonly said of the meeting, or the action, of convened body; as, to adjourn the meeting; to adjourn a debate. mso.anu.edu.au
  13. To put off; defer ; postpone. To postpone action of a convened court or body until another time specified, or indefinitely, the latter being usually called to adjourn sine die. Bispham v. Tucker, 2 N. J. Law, 253. The primary signification of the term "adjourn" is to put off or defer to another day specified. But it has acquired also the meaning of suspending business for a time, thelawdictionary.org
  14. To put off or defer to another day, or indefinitely; to postpone; to close or suspend for the day; commonly said of the meeting, or the action, of convened body; as, to adjourn the meeting; to adjourn a debate. dictgcide_fs
  15. ad-jurn', v.t. to put off to another day: to postpone: to discontinue a meeting in order to reconstitute it at another time or place.--v.i. to suspend proceedings and disperse for any time specified, or sine die, without such time being specified.--n. ADJOURN'MENT, the act of adjourning: the interval it causes.-- (obs.) ADJOURN'AL. [O. Fr. ajorner--Low L. adiurn[=a]re--L. ad, to, Low L. jurnus, L. diurnus, daily. See JOURNAL.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Put off, postpone postpone further proceedings; (intr., of persons met together) suspend joint proceedings and separate; change the place of meeting. Hence adjournment n. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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