adjourn
ad·journ /ə-'jərn/ vt: to put off further proceedings of either indefinitely or until a later stated time: close formally
adjourn ing the session
vi: to suspend a session or meeting till another time or indefinitely: suspend formal business or procedure and disband
the congress will adjourn next month
ad·journ·ment n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

adjourn
I verb ampliare, continue, defer, delay, hold in abeyance, hold over, intermit, keep pending, postpone, prorogue, put off, recess, reserve, stop, suspend, terminate associated concepts: adjourn a case, adjourn a proceeding, adjourn for a session of the court, adjourn for the term of the court, adjourn on consent, adjourned term II index cease, conclude (complete), defer (put off), delay, discontinue (break continuity), halt, hold up (delay), postpone, procrastinate, recess

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


adjourn
v.
To postpone; to suspend; to stop with the intent of resuming later.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


adjourn
The final closing of a meeting, such as a meeting of the board of directors or any other official gathering. It should not be confused with a recess, meaning the meeting will break and then continue at a later time.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


adjourn
v. To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding.
See also continuance.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

adjourn
v.
   the final closing of a meeting, such as a convention, a meeting of the board of directors, or any official gathering. It should not be confused with a recess, meaning the meeting will break and then continue at a later time.
   See also: recess, session

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Adjourn — Ad*journ, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adjourned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adjourning}.] [OE. ajornen, OF. ajoiner, ajurner, F. ajourner; OF. a (L. ad) + jor, jur, jorn, F. jour, day, fr. L. diurnus belonging to the day, fr. dies day. Cf. {Journal}, {Journey}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adjourn — ad‧journ [əˈdʒɜːn ǁ ɜːrn] verb [intransitive, transitive] if a meeting or law court adjourns, or if the person in charge adjourns it, it finishes or stops, either for a short time, or until the next time it meets: • The chairman has the power to… …   Financial and business terms

  • adjourn — [ə jʉrn′] vt. [ME ajournen < OFr ajourner < a jorn, at the (specified) day < a, at + jorn, day < L diurnum, by day < diurnus, daily < dies, day: see DEITY] to put off or suspend until a future time [to adjourn a meeting] vi. 1.… …   English World dictionary

  • Adjourn — Ad*journ , v. i. To suspend business for a time, as from one day to another, or for a longer period, or indefinitely; usually, to suspend public business, as of legislatures and courts, or other convened bodies; as, congress adjourned at four o… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adjourn — (v.) early 14c., ajournen, assign a day (for convening or reconvening), from O.Fr. ajourner (12c.) meet (at an appointed time), from the phrase à jorn to a stated day (à to + journ day, from L. diurnus daily; see DIURNAL (Cf. diurnal)). The sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • adjourn — [v] stop a proceeding curb, defer, delay, discontinue, hold off, hold over, hold up, postpone, prorogue, put off, recess, restrain, shelve, stay, suspend; concepts 121,234 Ant. begin, convene, convoke, encourage, further, keep on, open, rally,… …   New thesaurus

  • adjourn — ► VERB 1) break off (a meeting) with the intention of resuming it later. 2) postpone (a resolution or sentence). DERIVATIVES adjournment noun. ORIGIN Old French ajorner, from a jorn nome to an appointed day …   English terms dictionary

  • adjourn — v. 1) (D; intr.) ( to stop ) to adjourn for (to adjourn for lunch) 2) (d; intr.) ( to move ) (to adjourn to the living room for brandy) * * * [ə dʒɜːn] (D; intr.) ( to stop ) to adjourn for (to adjourn for lunch) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • adjourn — verb ADVERB ▪ indefinitely, sine die (law) ▪ The trial was adjourned indefinitely. PREPOSITION ▪ for ▪ The case was adjourned for a week …   Collocations dictionary

  • adjourn — verb 1 (I, T) if a meeting or law court adjourns, or if the person in charge adjourns it, it finishes or stops for a short time: The chairman has the power to adjourn the meeting at any time. (+ for/until): The trial was adjourned for two weeks.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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