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noun as in discontinuation or delay of a proceeding

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On Tuesday, City Councilmembers mourned the recent loss of Welch and her near-constant presence at City Council and committee hearings with a formal adjournment in memory.

State attorney prayed for an adjournment to scrutinise the 74 sureties.

Once that is done, this year’s session will be able to adjourn — although for procedural reasons, the actual adjournment is scheduled for Monday.

Judge Masipa allowed the video to be aired after a brief adjournment so that both sets of counsel could negotiate the matter.

Second, the two houses of Congress must disagree about the time of adjournment.

In the last two weeks before adjournment, House candidates attended more than 400 fundraisers in the D.C. area.

When adjournment was declared a few moments later, she left at once, but the others remained to talk the matter over.

The amendment was seconded by Mr. Bannerman, and the debate was continued by adjournment on the 25th and 26th of February.

The settlement of the civil list left ministers at liberty to move the immediate adjournment of the house.

The debate on the third reading commenced on the 10th of May, and was continued for two nights by adjournment.

The General Court met again, according to adjournment in May last.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to adjournment, such as: deferment, deferral, interruption, postponement, recess, and break.

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