adjournment

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adjourn +‎ -ment

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adjournment (countable and uncountable, plural adjournments)

  1. The state of being adjourned, or action of adjourning.
    At midnight we made a motion for adjournment and everyone went home tired.
    • 1876, Robert, Henry Martyn, “Definitions”, in Robert’s Rules of Order[1], Chicago: S.C. Griggs & Co., pages 15-16:
      A “meeting” of an assembly is terminated by a temporary adjournment; a “session” of an assembly ends with an adjournment without day, and may consist of many meetings []
  2. (rhetoric) Ampliatio.

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