adjournment adjournment  /ə ˈdʒɜrn mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the termination of a meeting
  2. (n) the act of postponing to another time or place

Usage(s):

  1. The adjournment order provides for the legislature to reconvene briefly in September to reconsider any vetoed legislation, but it prohibits enactment of any new legislation.
  2. But Congress was straining for adjournment by week's end, and the conventional amenities were postponed for nearly three hours by routine business.

News

  1. Santa Monica City Council Divided Over Process For Proposed Developments

    Lengthy discussions on the dais and public debates at Santa Monica’s bi-weekly City Council meetings are generally saved for ordinances or study sessions. By the time City Council meetings reach the number 13 on the agenda, it would be safe to presume adjournment is just around the corner. Such was not the case June 11 when City Clerk Sarah Gorman called item 13-C. When Gorman announced there ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Santa Monica Mirror

  2. Expectations low for special session on pension reform

    Members of the House of Representatives work toward adjournment while on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol on May 30 in Springfield.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Peoria Journal Star

  3. Governor calls special session, giving TANF reform new life

    Following the adjournment of the Texas 83rd Regular Session sine die, Texas Gov. Rick Perry called the Legislature back into a special session beginning Monday to ratify legislative maps.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Flower Mound Leader

Quotes

  1. "I had sought an adjournment of the ERC disciplinary hearing on the grounds that it interfered with my right to silence in other proceedings, but this has been refused," Brennan said.
    on Mar 13, 2007 By: Trevor Brennan Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The majority today allows the General Assembly, through the manipulation of its adjournment, to effectively render a governor's veto power a nullity," Pfeifer wrote.
    on Aug 2, 2007 By: Paul Pfeifer Source: Cincinnati Post

  3. "I urge the Senate to quickly take up and pass this important piece of legislation before their October adjournment," President Bush said yesterday. "Signing this bipartisan bill will help strengthen our partnership with India."
    on Sep 27, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Washington Post

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