Definition of adjournment in English:

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adjournment

Pronunciation: /əˈjərnmənt/

noun

An act or period of adjourning or being adjourned: she sought an adjournment of the trial I suggest we have a short adjournment
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
suspension, discontinuation, interruption, postponement, deferment, deferral, stay, prorogation;
break, pause, recess;
intersession

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Syllabification: ad·journ·ment

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