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 for adjournment
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adjournment \Ad*journ"ment\ (-ment), n. [Cf. f. adjournement,
     OF. ajornement. See Adjourn.]
     1. The act of adjourning; the putting off till another day or
        time specified, or without day.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The time or interval during which a public body adjourns
        its sittings or postpones business.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  adjournment
      n 1: the termination of a meeting [syn: adjournment,
           dissolution]
      2: the act of postponing to another time or place

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ADJOURNMENT. The dismissal by some court, legislative assembly, or properly
  authorized officer, of the business before them, either finally, which is
  called an adjournment sine die, without day; or, to meet again at another
  time appointed, which is called a temporary adjournment. 2. The constitution
  of the United States, art. 1, s. 5, 4, directs that "neither house, during
  the session of congress, shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn
  for more than three days, nor to any other place, that that in which the two
  houses shall be sitting." Vide Com. Dig. h.t.;  Vin. Ab. h.t.; Dict. de
  Jur. h.t.
  
  

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