v. ad·journed, ad·journ·ing, ad·journs
To suspend until a later stated time.
1. To suspend proceedings to another time or place.
2. To move to a new location, especially to a less formal setting: After the meal, we adjourned to the living room.
[Middle English ajournen, from Old French ajourner : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see AD-) + jour, day (from Late Latin diurnum, from Latin diurnus, daily, from diēs, day; see dyeu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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