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Definition of the noun adjournment

What does adjournment mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adjournments

  1. the termination of a meeting
  2. the act of postponing to another time or place

Alternative definition of the noun adjournment


  1. The state of being adjourned.
  2. The action of adjourning.
  3. [rhetoric] Ampliatio.


Adjournment: Some board games, such as chess or Go, use an adjournment mechanism to suspend the game in progress so it can be continued at another time, typically the following day. The rationale is that games often extend in duration beyond what is reasonable for a single session of play. As in chess, there is sometimes a sealed move, where the next move that would be made is sealed in an envelope, to be played out.

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Google previewThe Law Dictionary (1810)

Defining and Interpreting the Terms of Words of Art, and Explaining the Rise, Progress and Present State of the English Law by Thomas-Edlyne Tomlins

An adjournment is a continuance of the sessions from one day to another, as the word itself signifies ; and this is" done by the authority of each House separately every day ; and sometimes for a fortnight or month together. But the adjournment ...

Google previewA new law dictionary ... (1792)

by Richard Burn, John Burn

Adjournment) prorogation, and dissolution. t. Adjournment is a continuance of the ...

Google previewThe Law-dictionary (1836)

Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State, of the British Law : Defining and Interpreting the Terms Or Words of Art : and Also Comprising Copious Information on the Subjects of Trade, and Government by Sir Thomas Edlyne Tomlins, Thomas Colpitts Granger

An adjournment is no more than a continuance of the session from one day to A prorogation is the continuance of the parliament from one session to another, as an adjournment is a continuation of the session from day to day. This is done by ...

Google previewMiddle Grades Education (2003)

A Reference Handbook by Pat Williams-Boyd

Adjournment: Adjournment is the symbolic conclusion of the meeting, usually brought to a close by the chair or president of the class. A healthy democracy involves citizens of all backgrounds, talents, interests, and strengths. A classroom ...

Google previewThe Weekly Reporter (1870)

Adjournment is a formal act, and must be decided npon by ...

Google previewThe Law Lexicon Or Dictionary of Jurisprudence (1867)

Explaining the Technical Words and Phrases Employed in the Several Departments of English Law... by J.J.S. WHARTON

An adjournment of parliament is a continuance of the session from one day to another. -—1 Bl. Com. 185. The consul used to dismiss the Roman Senate in the following words: '.Nil vos mommur, Patres Conscripti.' Adjournment of parliament ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the U.S. Congress (2011)

by Scot Schraufnagel

When a motion to adjourn is done at the end of an annual legislative session it is known as “Adjournment Sine Die” (adjournment without a day). This is also carried out by concurrent resolution. Although the sine die provision suggests that ...

Google previewThe Presidential-Congressional Political Dictionary (2007)

by Jeffrey M. Elliot, Sheikh R. Ali

Rules and Procedures Adjournment The conclusion of a congressional session. Adjournment marks the end of Congress's annual session. The 1970 Legislative Reorganization Act prescribes that "unless otherwise provided by the Congress," ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1797)

Constructed on a Plan, by which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested Into the Form of Distinct Treatises Or Systems, Comprehending the History, Theory, and Practice, of Each, According to the Latest Discoveries and Improvements; and Full Explanations Given of the Various Detached Parts of Knowledge, Whether Relating to Natural and Artificial Objects, Or to Matters Ecclesiastical, Civil, Military, Commercial ..., Together with a Description of All the Countries, Cities, Principal Mountains ... Throughout the World; a General History ... and an Account of the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Times

'9 Os the adjournment of parjia. nicut, frarliamer.t appointed by the king's commission : r.n.1 if none be so ' appointed, the house of lords (it is said) rmy elect. The speaker of the house of commons is chosen by the house ; but must be approved ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Words and Phrases Used in Ancient and Modern Law (2000)

by Arthur English

ADELING 21 ADJOURNMENT Adeline. A title of honor belonging to a King's children. Also used by the Saxons to denote nobles in general. Adempted. Taken away. See ADEMPTION. Ademptio. A taking away ; a seizure; a revocation of a ...

Google previewDictionary Of Public Administration (2007)

by U.C. Mandal

Adjournment of Debate Often a dilatory tactic which may be employed to delay progress on a question. If a motion to adjourn a debate is adopted, the item ...

Google previewA Compendious Law Dictionary, Containing Both an Explanation of the Terms and the Law Itself (1803)

Intended for the Use of the Country Gentleman, the Merchant, and the Professional Man by Thomas Potts

That if the'par-liament be, 'ltthe time of the king's death, separated by adjournment or pro' rogation, it shall notwithstanding assemble immediately: and thatif no parliament is then in being, the members of the last parliament, shall assemble ...

Google previewA Compendious Law Dictionary ... New edition, revised, corrected, and enlarged to the present time [by T. H. Horne]. (1813)

by Thomas POTTS (of Chiswick.)

Adjournment is no more than a continuance of the session from one day to another, as the word itself signifies; and this is done by the authority of each house separately every day, or for a longer period; but the adjournment of one house, is no ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Australian Politics (2010)

by Jackie Dickenson, Robert Corcoran

adjournment (of debate) Postponement of discussion of a bill or other business Discussion on a particular matter in parliament is seldom continued through to its conclusion without interruption. Any of several circumstances may make ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the United States Congress (2009)

by Robert E. Dewhirst, John David Rausch

adjournment Habib. Rahman and Habib were actually FBI agents posing as businessmen from Abdul Enterprises. Errichetti then recruited Representative Thompson, one of the most powerful Democratic figures in Washington. Thompson ...

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