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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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On this occasion Syed Sardar Ahmed, the MQM's parliamentary leader in Sindh Assembly, told according to rules if any member points out lack of quorum the speaker will ring the bells for five minutes and then wait for fifteen minutes before adjourning the session but the speaker adjourned the session when we were just preparing to move to the house.
So, I am adjourning the session in waiting for that," he noted.
Coun Flo Clucas, executive member for environmental services, said: "By adjourning the case, we will be able to see whether steps United Utilities claim they have taken so far have been effective."