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uh jurn muhnt

  • n  the termination of a meeting
  • n  the act of postponing to another time or place

  • Last week the Congressional drive for adjournment by week's end was retarded by the death of Speaker Byrns (see above).
  • Congress girds for a new eraWith adjournment looming, the 96th Congress moved last week to set itself up for the 97th and Ronald Reagan's White House.
  • The Supreme Court is asked to interpret the words "by their adjournment.
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  • 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.
    June 17, 2013 - Peoria Journal Star
  • 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 ...
    June 17, 2013 - Santa Monica Mirror
  • 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.
    June 16, 2013 - Flower Mound Leader

  • Trevor Brennan in International Herald Tribune
    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.
  • Paul Pfeifer in Cincinnati Post
    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.
  • President Bush in Washington Post
    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."

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