adjourn

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French ajorner (French ajourner), from the phrase a jor (nomé) ("to an (appointed) day")

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

adjourn (third-person singular simple present adjourns, present participle adjourning, simple past and past participle adjourned)

  1. (transitive) To postpone.
    The trial was adjourned for a week.
  2. (transitive) To defer; to put off temporarily or indefinitely.
    • Barrow
      It is a common practice to adjourn the reformation of their lives to a further time.
  3. (intransitive) To end or suspend an event.
    The court will adjourn for lunch.
  4. (intransitive, formal, uncommon) To move from one place to another.
    After the dinner, we will adjourn to the bar.

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Last modified on 6 April 2014, at 07:28