Definitions of adjournment

  1. the act of postponing to another time or place Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the termination of a meeting Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of adjourning; the putting off till another day or time specified, or without day. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The time or interval during which a public body adjourns its sittings or postpones business. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The act of putting off; the postponement of a meeting till another time; the closing for a time of a court, meeting, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. The act of adjourning : the interval it causes. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Act of adjourning; intermission. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The act of adjourning; postponement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. A putting off or postponing of business or of a session until another time or place; the act of a court, legislative body, public meeting, or officer, by which the session or assembly is dissolved, either temporarily or finally, and the business in hand dismissed from consideration, either definitely or for an interval. If the adjournment is final, it is said to be sine die. In the civil law. A calling into court; a summoning at an appointed time. Du Cange thelawdictionary.org
  12. The dismissal by some court, legislative assembly, or properly authorized officer, of the business before them, either finally, which is called an adjournment sine die, without day; or, to meet again at another time appointed, which is called a temporary adjournment. 2. The constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 5, 4, directs that "neither house, during the session of congress, shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place, that that in which the two houses shall be sitting,." Vide Com. Dig. h. t.; Vin. Ab. h. t.; Dict. de Jur. h. t. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  13. ADJOURNMENT (through the French from the Late Lat. adjurnare, to put off until or summon for another day), the act of postponing a meeting of any private or public body, particularly of parliament, or any business, until another time, or indefinitely (in which case it is an adjournment sine die). The word applies also to the period during which the meeting or business stands adjourned. en.wikisource.org
  14. n. The putting off to some specified day, or without day;—the interval dur­ing which a public body defers business. Cabinet Dictionary
  15. A putting off till another day. Complete Dictionary