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adjourn

v. the final closing of a meeting, such as a convention, a meeting of the board of directors, or any official gathering. It should not be confused with a recess, meaning the meeting will break and then continue at a later time. (See: recess, session)

adjourn

verb  continue, defer, delay, hold in abeyance, hold over, intermit, keep pending, postpone, prorogue, put off, recess, reserve, stop, suspend, terminate
Associated concepts: adjourn a case, adjourn a proceeding, adjourn for a session of the court, adjourn for the term of the court, adjourn on consent, adjourned term
See also: cease, complete, conclude, defer, delay, discontinue, halt, hold up, postpone, procrastinate, recess
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He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.
In a short conversation which I have had with Frederic Larsan, during the adjournment," declared the advocate, "he has made me understand that the death of the keeper may have been brought about otherwise than by the hand of Mathieu.
The apartment on the ground-floor in which it was held, was the Snuggery in question; the presidential tribune of the chairman, the pewter-pots, glasses, pipes, tobacco-ashes, and general flavour of members, were still as that convivial institution had left them on its adjournment.
The two-member IHC bench of Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi and Justice Shaukat Siddiqui also directed litigants to avoid unnecessary adjournments and warned them of consequences if otherwise.
Members of Congress, TMC, SP and other opposition parties rushed to the Well leading to repeated adjournments in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha during pre-lunch sitting.
Reports of adjournments are rampant and the time that is scheduled for legislation is usually lost to needless disruptions, forcing the work in parliament to stall.
She added: "There have been a number of adjournments and the defence has found out who was driving and gave their name to the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) on January 4.
Earlier this week,Prestatyn JP Rosalyn Atack said that defence solicitors often delayed proceedings by failing to turn up at court in plenty of time to see their clients and then seeking adjournments for them to consult, thus keeping magistrates waiting.
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He added: "It is quite wrong for continual adjournments to be requested.
So, for example, courts have now held that tenants who seek adjournments because they need an interpreter or because they are disabled are not, at least in the initial stages, subject to the mandatory provisions of the new law.
The Company may consider additional adjournments to allow shareholders additional time to vote on some or all of the proposals if sufficient votes have not been received as of the adjourned meeting date.