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Word: adjourn

Definition: suspend until a later time; move from one place to another


Sentences Containing 'adjourn'

After three weeks, the ministers felt they had better control of church doctrines and church order, allowing the synod to adjourn on 22 September.
For instance, in the case already mentioned; they never desire to know what claim or title my adversary has to my cow; but whether the said cow were red or black; her horns long or short; whether the field I graze her in be round or square; whether she was milked at home or abroad; what diseases she is subject to, and the like; after which they consult precedents, adjourn the cause from time to time, and in ten, twenty, or thirty years, come to an issue.
However, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) told a morning news show on December 12, 2013, that "members of his party are outraged that House Republicans are planning to adjourn without addressing unemployment benefits."
On 2 February 2007 Walker opted to adjourn the inquest until the video could be displayed in open court.

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