rejourn

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare French réajourner. See adjourn.

Verb[edit]

rejourn (third-person singular simple present rejourns, present participle rejourning, simple past and past participle rejourned)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To adjourn; to put off.
    • c. 1608–1609 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedy of Coriolanus”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene i]:
      You are ambitious for poor knaves' caps and legs; you wear out a good wholesome forenoon in hearing a cause between an orange-wife and a fosset-seller, and then rejourn the controversy of threepence to a second day of audience.