- An act or period of adjourning or being adjourned: she sought an adjournment of the trial I suggest we have a short adjournmentMore example sentences
suspension, breaking off, discontinuation, interruption, postponement, rescheduling, deferment, deferral, delay, shelving, stay, pigeonholing, prorogation, dissolution, dissolving, disbandment, termination, halting; break, pause, suspension of proceedings, temporary cessation, recess, rest, time out, stoppage; North American tablingmoratorium; North American Law continuation• rare put-off
- He said: ‘Well-prepared cases are less likely to be derailed or the subject of constant adjournments.’
- Ordinarily, no adjournments are granted and there is provision for serving of notices by courier, fax, speed-post, etc.
- In deference to the demand of the Opposition Leader, the Speaker adjourned the House for the day after two earlier adjournments in the pre-lunch session.