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Adjourn is sometimes a misspelling of adjourned.
Definition of the verb adjourn
What does adjourn mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: adjourned | adjourning | adjourns
- close at the end of a session
- break from a meeting or gathering
- example: We adjourned for lunch
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- synonyms of adjourn: retire / withdraw
- more generic terms: close / close down / close up / fold / shut down = cease to operate or cause to cease operating
- more specific word: prorogue = adjourn by royal prerogative
- entailment: assemble / foregather / forgather / gather / meet = collect in one place
Alternative definition of the verb adjourn
- [transitive] To postpone.
- [transitive] Temporarily ending an event with intentions to complete it at another time or place.
- [intransitive] Of an event: To end or suspend
- [intransitive] To move from one place to another.
Specialised definition of the verb adjourn
Glossary of justice
to suspend or delay the hearing of a case
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To adjourn means tosuspend until alater stated timeor place. Law In law, to adjourn means to suspend proceedings to another time or place, or to end them. Stayof proceedings: A stayof proceedings is a ruling by the court in civil and criminal ...
by Roderick Denyer
A decision whether to adjourn is a decision within the discretion of the trial court. An appellate court will interfere only if very clear grounds for doing so are shown. (b) Magistrates should pay great attention to the need for expedition in the ...
by Carole Marsh
To adjourn means to break from a meeting or gathering. The Elizabethan Gardens is a traditional English flower garden next to the Fort ...
Comprising Directory, Constitutions, Jefferson's Manual, Rules, Forms, and Statutory Provisions by Wisconsin. Legislature. Assembly
The motion to fix the time to which to adjourn is a motion of the highest privileged character. This motion can be § 484.
A compilation of words selected for their application in preparation for and the conduct of meetings. by Harold E. Corbin
Adjourn, v.t. To terminate a meeting or session by a motion or when time set has arrived. Must be declared by the chair. The motion to adjourn is privileged if unqualified. It must be seconded, cannot be amended nor debated, and takes a ...
Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)
by Murali Mohan Hundigam
hold up Suspend a meeting or court proceedings temporarily—adjourn, recess Suspend court proceedings temporarily—adjourn, recess Suspend for the time being—adjourn Suspend from a university—rusticate Suspend in the air—hover ...
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- Adjourn Meaning
Video shows what adjourn means. To postpone.. To defer; to put off temporarily or indefinitely.. To end or suspend an event.. Adjourn Meaning. How to ...
- Vocabulary Made Easy Meaning of Adjourn, Synonyms, Antonyms and its Usage
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Scrabble value of A1D2J8O1U1R1N1
The value of this 7-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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