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English definition of “adjourn”

adjourn

verb [I or T] uk   /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
noun [C or U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
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
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of adjourn from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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