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adjourn

To adjourn is to close a session of something, like at court. People also adjourn when they go to bed.

When something is adjourned, it's over. This word comes up most often in court. Lawyers and citizens don't have the power to adjourn — to call a recess in the proceedings. Only a judge can adjourn the court. This can also be used in any situation where someone is withdrawing from somewhere, or retiring for awhile. "I must adjourn!" is a fancy way of saying "I'm out of here! I need to get some sleep. See you tomorrow."

Definitions of adjourn
  1. verb
    close at the end of a session
    “The court adjourned
    synonyms: break up, recess
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    type of:
    cease, end, finish, stop, terminate
    have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
  2. verb
    break from a meeting or gathering
    “We adjourned for lunch”
    synonyms: retire, withdraw
    seclude, sequester, sequestrate, withdraw
    keep away from others
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    types:
    prorogue
    adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body
    type of:
    close, close down, close up, fold, shut down
    cease to operate or cause to cease operating
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