Definition of adjournment in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈdʒəːnm(ə)nt/


An act or period of adjourning or being adjourned: she sought an adjournment of the trial I suggest we have a short adjournment
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  • 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.
break, pause, suspension of proceedings, temporary cessation, recess, rest, time out, stoppage;
North American  tabling
informal let up, breather, mothballing, knocking off, taking five
Law  moratorium;
North American Law  continuation
rare put-off

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