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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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