Definitions of adjournment

  1. the act of postponing to another time or place Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of adjourning; the putting off till another day or time specified, or without day. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The time or interval during which a public body adjourns its sittings or postpones business. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act of adjourning : the interval it causes. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Act of adjourning; intermission. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The act of adjourning; postponement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The putting off till another day; the interval which elapses in adjourning. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Putting off to another day; the time or interval during which the business is suspended. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for adjournment

  1. The gentlemen waxed hot in the defence of their theories, and resolved to decide the question at issue by an adjournment to the armoury and a provisional trial of the guns. – Under a Charm, Vol. II. (of III) A Novel by E. Werner
  2. Southern members led by Richard Bland Lee and James Madison, of Virginia, argued for consideration for the question by Congress before adjournment and recommended the Potomac River site near Georgetown. – A Portrait of Old George Town by Grace Dunlop Ecker