Definition of adjournment in English:

adjournment

noun

  • An act or period of adjourning or being adjourned:

    ‘she sought an adjournment of the trial’
    ‘I suggest we have a short adjournment’
    • ‘The location and length of the trial, the unpredictability of witness appearances and the adjournments all militate against full and even reportage.’
    • ‘Ordinarily, no adjournments are granted and there is provision for serving of notices by courier, fax, speed-post, etc.’
    • ‘The case came up for hearing last Tuesday after three adjournments.’
    • ‘He said: ‘Well-prepared cases are less likely to be derailed or the subject of constant adjournments.’’
    • ‘In deference to the demand of the Opposition Leader, the Speaker adjourned the House for the day after two earlier adjournments in the pre-lunch session.’
    suspension, breaking off, discontinuation, interruption, postponement, rescheduling, deferment, deferral, delay, shelving, stay, pigeonholing, prorogation, dissolution, dissolving, disbandment, termination, halting
    break, pause, suspension of proceedings, temporary cessation, recess, rest, time out, stoppage
    tabling
    let up, breather, mothballing, knocking off, taking five
    moratorium
    continuation
    put-off
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Pronunciation:

adjournment

/əˈdʒəːnm(ə)nt/