Adjective "adjourn" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Break off (a meeting, legal case, or game) with the intention of resuming it later.
  1. no object 'let's adjourn and reconvene at 2 o'clock'
  2. 'The bench called for pre-sentence reports and adjourned the case until September 16, granting conditional bail.'
  3. 'The case was adjourned until December 7 for reports.'
  4. 'So, after two days of legal argument, the case was adjourned until Monday 10th May.'
  5. 'The case was adjourned until yesterday after the jury was dismissed for legal reasons part-way through.'
  6. 'Her case is adjourned until July 5 and she is free on bail.'
  7. 'The magistrates adjourned the case until September 10 for reports.'
  8. 'He did not enter a plea and his case was adjourned until July 3.'
  9. 'Magistrates adjourned the case until next month for the probation service to prepare social reports and said they were considering a community penalty.'
  10. 'His case was adjourned until today for a probation report.'
  11. 'He said he would refer the issue to the Attorney General for legal advice and adjourn the case until January 31, 2002.'
  12. 'After Mass all adjourned to Frank's Place where a Four Course Meal was served by Killasser Community Care Group members.'
  13. 'After the play, my friends and I adjourned to Newton for dinner, after which I had to leave early to meet up with new friends.'
  14. 'After the two minutes silence we adjourned to Wetherspoon's for a coffee before the parade left for the parish church.'
  15. 'Following Mass the group adjourned to Gavin's Golden Hill House where a delicious luncheon awaited everyone.'
  16. 'At around 2: 15 we all adjourned to the dining room for Christmas dinner.'
  17. 'Afterwards all adjourned to the club house for a meal.'
  18. 'After that, we adjourned to the drawing room where Carlo served us a pot of my finest Assam and some cucumber sandwiches.'
  19. 'After dinner, the boys adjourned to the living room for a movie.'
  20. 'Everybody then adjourned to the 19th hole to talk over the competition, and all agreed it was a fine idea and it would improve their short game.'
  21. 'Later, the teams and guests adjourned to the specially erected marquee for a meal, refreshments and an enjoyable social evening.'
  22. 'sentence was adjourned for a social inquiry report'
  23. 'Judge Charles Wade adjourned sentence to April 22 so the probation service can prepare pre-sentence reports on the teenager.'
  24. 'Sentence was adjourned for reports after the jury's verdict and the man was granted bail.'
  25. 'His counsel said he understood imprisonment was inevitable but asked for sentence to be adjourned so his client could put his affairs in order.'
  26. 'Judge Roger Scott heard that he was a man of previous good character and agreed to adjourn his sentence for the preparation of various reports.'
  27. 'The judge warned the duo they must not assume the fact he had adjourned sentence for pre-sentence reports meant he was in any way indicating what penalty would follow.'
  28. 'Sentence was adjourned to June 7 for the executive to produce his companies' accounts.'
  29. 'The jury convicted them after nearly three and a half hours in retirement and sentence was adjourned for probation reports because one youth is 19.'
  30. 'However a judge had to adjourn passing sentence because the defendant must be returned to prison to finish an earlier sentence.'
  31. 'A public inquiry which could have led to the adoption of the plan was adjourned in February so planners could decide on a firm inner boundary.'
  32. 'Judge Simpson agreed to adjourn sentence for four weeks to allow for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.'

More definitions

1. to suspend the meeting of (a club, legislature, committee, etc.) to a future time, another place, or indefinitely: to adjourn the court.

2. to defer or postpone to a later time: They adjourned the meeting until the following Monday.

3. to defer or postpone (a matter) to a future meeting of the same body.

4. to defer or postpone (a matter) to some future time, either specified or not specified. verb (used without object)

5. to postpone, suspend, or transf

More examples(as adjective)

"presidents can be adjourn in/at/on dates."

"presidents can be adjourn."

"meetings can be adjourn."


Middle English (in the sense ‘summon someone to appear on a particular day’): from Old French ajorner, from the phrase a jorn (nome) ‘to an (appointed) day’.