Adjourn Definition

adjourned, adjourns
adjourned, adjourns
To suspend until a later stated time.
American Heritage
To put off or suspend until a future time.
To adjourn a meeting.
Webster's New World
To close a session or meeting for a time.
Congress adjourned for the summer.
Webster's New World
To suspend proceedings to another time or place.
American Heritage
To move from a place of meeting (to another place)
Let's adjourn to the patio.
Webster's New World

Origin of Adjourn

  • Middle English ajournen from Old French ajourner a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) jour day (from Late Latin diurnum) (from Latin diurnus daily) (from diēs day dyeu- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary

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