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English definition of “adjourn”

adjourn

verb [I or T]     /əˈdʒɜːn/ US  /-ˈdʒɝːn/ formal
to have a pause or rest during a formal meeting or trial : The meeting was adjourned until Tuesday . Shall we adjourn for lunch ?Cancelling and interrupting adjournment     /-mənt/ noun [C or U] The defence attorney requested an adjournment. The court's adjournment means that a decision will not be reached until December at the earliest .Pauses and interludes
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