The definition of adjourn means to end something either temporarily or permanently or to postpone it to another time or place.(verb)
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.(verb)
An example of adjourn is when you and your guests leave the kitchen to go have a drink outside.
See adjourn in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME ajournen < OFr ajourner < a jorn, at the (specified) day < a, at + jorn, day < L diurnum, by day < diurnus, daily < dies, day: see deity
See adjourn in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb ad·journed, ad·journ·ing, ad·journs verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English ajournen
Origin: , from Old French ajourner
Origin: : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-)
Origin: + jour, day (from Late Latin diurnum, from Latin diurnus, daily, from diēs, day; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots).
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