Definition of Adjournment

1. Noun. The termination of a meeting.

Exact synonyms: Dissolution
Generic synonyms: Conclusion, Ending, Termination
Derivative terms: Adjourn, Dissolve



2. Noun. The act of postponing to another time or place.
Generic synonyms: Deferment, Deferral, Postponement
Derivative terms: Adjourn

Definition of Adjournment

1. n. The act of adjourning; the putting off till another day or time specified, or without day.

Definition of Adjournment

1. Noun. The state of being adjourned. ¹

2. Noun. The action of adjourning. ¹

3. Noun. (rhetoric) Ampliatio. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adjournment

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adjournment

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Literary usage of Adjournment

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1. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1815)
"Parliament having met on March ist, after the adjournment, a mes- .sage was received by both Houses from the Prince Regent, recommending a further ..."

2. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1892)
"Adjourn- The adjournment of either House takes place at its own discretion, ... Business pending at the time of the adjournment is taken up at the point at ..."

3. History of the Hartford Convention: With a Review of the Policy of the by Theodore Dwight (1833)
"Three o'clock, PM—The Convention met agreeably to adjournment. On motion, voted, that the Rev. Mr. Cushman be invited to attend in turn with the other ..."

4. The Works of Charles Sumner by Charles Sumner (1877)
"ON the day after the adjournment of Congress the Senate was convened for the transaction of Executive business. Treaties and nominations were laid before it ..."

5. Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and Rules of the House of Representatives by Clarence A. Cannon, United States Congress. House, Thomas Jefferson (1919)
"L.—adjournment. adjournment of * ° r. The two Houses of Parliament have the sole, ... An adjournment during pleasure is effected in the House of ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"adjournment may be for a designated time, as from day to day, or it may be indefinite, in which case it is said to be "without day. ..."

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