from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of postponing or deferring.
- noun The act of discontinuing a meeting of a public or private body or the transaction of any business until a fixed date or indefinitely. The period during which a public body adjourns its sittings: as, during an adjournment of six weeks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of adjourning; the putting off till another day or time specified, or without day.
- noun The time or interval during which a public body adjourns its sittings or postpones business.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The state of being
- noun The action of
- noun rhetoric
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the act of postponing to another time or place
- noun the termination of a meeting
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Admittedly, these clauses discuss adjournments, but the term adjournment is not coextensive with recess.
According to the Senate historian, this week's adjournment is the earliest pre-election exit since 1960.
According to the Office of the House Parliamentarian, the House is in adjournment until November 15.
Even if prosecutors offer defendants what is known as an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal - a deal in which the charges are eventually dismissed if the person goes a certain period of time without being rearrested - Mr. Stolar said that "a substantial number of people" would decline the deal and "insist on going to trial and establishing their innocence."
In a statement, the funds called the adjournment a "betrayal of shareholder democracy."
Democrats charged at once that the adjournment was a skulking subterfuge not only to avoid an open confession of failure, but to evade submitting negro suffrage to a vote in November.
When the judge late last month called an adjournment until Tuesday it was widely seen as a strategic pause to give Yanukovich and his advisers time to consider their options in the face of the Western criticism.
The main Hindu nationalist opposition party, the Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, said it will push for a vote, known as an "adjournment motion", over the new retail regulations.
Sedita was referring to what's called an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal deal Barnaby reached in July to have five misdemeanor charges dropped in connection to a domestic dispute with his estranged wife.
The new meeting chairman called the adjournment a "recess," meaning that the postponement did not require the shareholders in attendance to consent.