adjourn definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To suspend until a later claimed time.
    • to place off or defer to a different time, or indefinitely; to postpone; to close or suspend during the day; -- frequently said of the conference, and/or action, of convened body
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To suspend proceedings to some other time or location.
    • To move from a single destination to another: following the dinner we adjourned on family room.
    • To suspend business for a time, because from one time to a different, or for a longer period, or indefinitely; often, to suspend general public business, at the time of legislatures and courts, or any other convened figures
  • verb:
    • To postpone.
    • briefly ending a meeting with motives to perform it at another time or place.
    • Of a meeting: to get rid of or suspend
    • To move from 1 place to another.
    • break from a gathering or gathering
    • close at the end of a session
  • others:
    • To put down or defer, precisely to a different day, and till a later period indefinitely.
    • exclusively To suspend the meeting of, as a public or personal human anatomy, to a future time or even another place; additionally, defer or postpone to a future meeting of the same human anatomy: as, the judge adjourned the consideration for the question.
    • To suspend a sitting or deal till another day, or transfer it to another location: generally said of legislatures, process of law, or any other officially organized systems: as, the legislature adjourned at four o'clock; the conference adjourned towards town hall.

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