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English definition of “adjournment”

adjournment

noun [C or U]     /əˈdʒɜːnmənt/ formal MEETINGS, LAW
the temporary ending of a meeting or trial , or the period of time during which it is temporarily ended : This trial has a history of delays and repeated adjournments. The judge granted the request for an adjournment. The Senate passed the bill , but the House didn't vote on it before adjournment.
(Definition of adjournment noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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