adjourn a meeting

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  • adjourn — ad‧journ [əˈdʒɜːn ǁ ɜːrn] verb [intransitive, transitive] if a meeting or law court adjourns, or if the person in charge adjourns it, it finishes or stops, either for a short time, or until the next time it meets: • The chairman has the power to… …   Financial and business terms

  • Adjourn — Ad*journ, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Adjourned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Adjourning}.] [OE. ajornen, OF. ajoiner, ajurner, F. ajourner; OF. a (L. ad) + jor, jur, jorn, F. jour, day, fr. L. diurnus belonging to the day, fr. dies day. Cf. {Journal}, {Journey}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adjourn — [ə jʉrn′] vt. [ME ajournen < OFr ajourner < a jorn, at the (specified) day < a, at + jorn, day < L diurnum, by day < diurnus, daily < dies, day: see DEITY] to put off or suspend until a future time [to adjourn a meeting] vi. 1.… …   English World dictionary

  • meeting — noun 1 when people come together to discuss/decide sth ADJECTIVE ▪ frequent, regular ▪ annual, biannual, biennial, daily, monthly, quarterly, weekly …   Collocations dictionary

  • adjourn — verb 1 (I, T) if a meeting or law court adjourns, or if the person in charge adjourns it, it finishes or stops for a short time: The chairman has the power to adjourn the meeting at any time. (+ for/until): The trial was adjourned for two weeks.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • adjourn — To postpone or put over to a future time: as, to adjourn a meeting …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • adjourn — ad·journ /ə jərn/ vt: to put off further proceedings of either indefinitely or until a later stated time: close formally adjourn ing the session vi: to suspend a session or meeting till another time or indefinitely: suspend formal business or… …   Law dictionary

  • adjourn — (v.) early 14c., ajournen, assign a day (for convening or reconvening), from O.Fr. ajourner (12c.) meet (at an appointed time), from the phrase à jorn to a stated day (à to + journ day, from L. diurnus daily; see DIURNAL (Cf. diurnal)). The sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • adjourn — ► VERB 1) break off (a meeting) with the intention of resuming it later. 2) postpone (a resolution or sentence). DERIVATIVES adjournment noun. ORIGIN Old French ajorner, from a jorn nome to an appointed day …   English terms dictionary

  • Adjourn (motion) — NOTOC The motion to adjourn, in parliamentary procedure, is used to close a meeting or convention. This motion may be a privileged or a main motion depending on conditions existing at the time that it is made.Explanation and Useinfobox motion… …   Wikipedia

  • meeting — n. 1) to call, convene a meeting 2) to arrange, hold, organize a meeting 3) to chair, conduct, preside over a meeting 4) to adjourn; break up a meeting 5) to call off, cancel a meeting 6) a chance; clandestine, secret; closed; mass; open;… …   Combinatory dictionary


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