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adjourn +‎ -ment


adjournment (plural adjournments)

  1. The state of being adjourned.
    Adjournment didn't come a minute too soon for those of us who needed the toilet.
  2. The action of adjourning.
    • 1876, Henry Martyn Robert, Robert’s Rules of Order, Chicago: S.C. Griggs & Co., Definitions, pp. 15-16,[1]
      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 []
    At midnight we made a motion for adjournment and everyone went home tired.
  3. (rhetoric) Ampliatio.


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