adjourn


adjourn
adjourn [ə jʉrn′]
vt.
[ME ajournen < OFr ajourner < a jorn, at the (specified) day < a, at + jorn, day < L diurnum, by day < diurnus, daily < dies, day: see DEITY]
to put off or suspend until a future time [to adjourn a meeting]
vi.
1. to close a session or meeting for a time [Congress adjourned for the summer]
2. Informal to move from a place of meeting ( to another place) [let's adjourn to the patio]
SYN.- ADJOURN is applied to the action as of a deliberative body in bringing a session to a close, with the intention of resuming at a later date; PROROGUE applies to the formal dismissal of a parliament by the crown, subject to reassembly; to DISSOLVE an assembly is to terminate it as constituted, so that an election must be held to reconstitute it; POSTPONE implies the intentional delaying of an action until a later time; SUSPEND denotes the breaking off of proceedings, privileges, etc. for a time, sometimes for such an indefinite time as to suggest cancellation [to suspend a sentence ]

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