Adjourn

Definition of Adjourn

Ad`journ´
v. t.1.To put off or defer to another day, or indefinitely; to postpone; to close or suspend for the day; - commonly said of the meeting, or the action, of convened body; as, to adjourn the meeting; to adjourn a debate.
[imp. & p. p. Adjourned ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Adjourning ( ).]
It is a common practice to adjourn the reformation of their lives to a further time.
- Barrow.
'Tis a needful fitness
That we adjourn this court till further day.
- Shak.
v. i.1.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'clock; the court adjourned without day.

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