Definition of adjournment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈdʒɜːnmənt//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdʒɜːrnmənt//
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[countable, uncountable] (formal) a time when a meeting or an official process, especially a trial, is stopped for a period of time; the fact of stopping a meeting or an official process in this way The judge granted us a short adjournment.