- The definition of adjourn means to end something either temporarily or permanently or to postpone it to another time or place.
A judge ordering a recess to court proceedings is an example of adjourn.
- Adjourn is defined as to move to a different location or to retreat to another place.
An example of adjourn is when you and your guests leave the kitchen to go have a drink outside.
Origin of adjournMiddle English ajournen ; from Old French ajourner ; from a jorn, at the (specified) day ; from a, at + jorn, day ; from Classical Latin diurnum, by day ; from diurnus, daily ; from dies, day: see deity
- to close a session or meeting for a time: Congress adjourned for the summer
- Informal to move from a place of meeting (to another place): let's adjourn to the patio
verbad·journed, ad·journ·ing, ad·journs
- To suspend proceedings to another time or place.
- To move from one place to another: After the meal, we adjourned to the living room.
Origin of adjournMiddle English ajournen, from Old French ajourner : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad–) + jour, day (from Late Latin diurnum, from Latin diurnus, daily, from di&emacron;s, day; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present adjourns, present participle adjourning, simple past and past participle adjourned)
From Old French ajorner (French ajourner), from the phrase a jor (nomé) ("to an (appointed) day")
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