Adjourn meaning

ə-jûrn
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.

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To suspend proceedings to another time or place.
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To close a session or meeting for a time.

Congress adjourned for the summer.

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(informal) To move from a place of meeting (to another place)

Let's adjourn to the patio.

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The trial was adjourned for a week.

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To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance.
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To defer; to put off temporarily or indefinitely.
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(intransitive) To end or suspend an event.

The court will adjourn for lunch.

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(intransitive, formal, uncommon) To move from one place to another.

After the dinner, we will adjourn to the bar.

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To move from one place to another.

After the meal, we adjourned to the living room.

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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.

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To suspend until a later stated time.
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To put off or suspend until a future time.

To adjourn a meeting.

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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