One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An act or period of adjourning or being adjourned.‘she sought an adjournment of the trial’‘I suggest we have a short adjournment’
suspension, breaking off, discontinuation, interruption, postponement, rescheduling, deferment, deferral, delay, shelving, stay, pigeonholing, prorogation, dissolution, dissolving, disbandment, termination, haltingView synonyms
- ‘The case came up for hearing last Tuesday after three adjournments.’
- ‘Ordinarily, no adjournments are granted and there is provision for serving of notices by courier, fax, speed-post, etc.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The location and length of the trial, the unpredictability of witness appearances and the adjournments all militate against full and even reportage.’
- ‘He said: ‘Well-prepared cases are less likely to be derailed or the subject of constant adjournments.’’
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