Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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)
What is the pronunciation of adjournment?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

roost

When birds roost, they go somewhere to rest or sleep.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More