adjourn

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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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.
    • a. 1677, Isaac Barrow, The Danger and Mischief of delaying Repentance (sermon)
      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 as a group from one place to another.
    After the dinner, we will adjourn to the bar.

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