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Adjournment

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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

noun

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

Explanation

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 previewCorpus Juris (1914)

Being a Complete and Systematic Statement of the Whole Body of the Law as Embodied in and Developed by All Reported Decisions by William Mack, William Benjamin Hale

Adjournment is the act of tion and de , and until this has fairly taken place the act ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopædia of Law (1896)

by David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, James Cockcroft

But adjournment iS the act of separation and departure, and until this has fairly taken place the act is incomplete.

In the case of the former the sitting after the adjournment is a prolongation of the regular term, and in contemplation of law there ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1896)

by David Shephard Garland, James Cockcroft, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield

But adjournment is the act of separation and departure...

In the case of the former the sitting after the adjournment is a prolongation of the regular term, and in contemplation of law there is but one term; but the latter is a distinct term, and not a ...

Google previewA new law dictionary ... (1792)

by Richard Burn, John Burn

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

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 law lexicon; or dictionary of jurisprudence, etc (1867)

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 moramur, 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 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 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 ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2J8O1U1R1N1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 11-letter word is 21 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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