adjourn

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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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For instance, in the case already mentioned; they never desire to know what claim or title my adversary has to my cow; but whether the said cow were red or black; her horns long or short; whether the field I graze her in be round or square; whether she was milked at home or abroad; what diseases she is subject to, and the like; after which they consult precedents, adjourn the cause from time to time, and in ten, twenty, or thirty years, come to an issue.
In that case,' said the Dodo solemnly, rising to its feet, `I move that the meeting adjourn, for the immediate adoption of more energetic remedies--'
He is to have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment; to recommend to the consideration of Congress such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; to convene, on extraordinary occasions, both houses of the legislature, or either of them, and, in case of disagreement between them with respect to the time of adjournment, to adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; to take care that the laws be faithfully executed; and to commission all officers of the United States.