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adjourned


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
  To  put  off  or  defer  to  another  day  or  indefinitely;  to 
  postpone;  to  close  or  suspend  for  the  day  --  commonly  said 
  of  the  meeting,  or  the  action  of  convened  body;  as  to 
  adjourn  the  meeting;  to  adjourn  a  debate. 
 
  It  is  a  common  practice  to  adjourn  the  reformation  of 
  their  lives  to  a  further  time.  --Barrow. 
 
  'Tis  a  needful  fitness  That  we  adjourn  this  court  till 
  further  day  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  delay;  defer;  postpone;  put  off  suspend. 
 
  Usage:  To  {Adjourn},  {Prorogue},  {Dissolve}.  These  words  are 
  used  in  respect  to  public  bodies  when  they  lay  aside 
  business  and  separate.  Adjourn,  both  in  Great  Britain 
  and  this  country,  is  applied  to  all  cases  in  which 
  such  bodies  separate  for  a  brief  period,  with  a  view 
  to  meet  again  Prorogue  is  applied  in  Great  Britain  to 
  that  act  of  the  executive  government,  as  the 
  sovereign,  which  brings  a  session  of  Parliament  to  a 
  close  The  word  is  not  used  in  this  country,  but  a 
  legislative  body  is  said  in  such  a  case,  to  adjourn 
  sine  die.  To  dissolve  is  to  annul  the  corporate 
  existence  of  a  body.  In  order  to  exist  again  the  body 
  must  be  reconstituted 




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