ETYM Cf. f. adjournement, Old Fren. ajornement. Related to Adjourn.
1. The act of postponing to another time or place.
2. The termination of a meeting; SYN. dissolution.
In law, the postponement of the hearing of a case for later consideration. If a hearing is adjourned sine die (“without day”) it is postponed for an indefinite period.
If a party requests an adjournment, the court may find the costs of the adjournment have been unnecessarily incurred and make an order for costs against that party.
ETYM French délai, from Old Fren. deleer to delay, or from Latin dilatum, which, though really from a different root, is used in Latin only as a p. p. neut. of differre to carry apart, defer, delay. Related to Tolerate, Differ, Delay.
1. The act of delaying; SYN. holdup, detention.
2. Time during which some action is awaited; SYN. hold, time lag, postponement, wait.
Act of putting off to a future time; SYN. deferment, deferral.
ETYM Old Fren. respit, French répit, from Latin respectus respect, regard, delay, in Late Lat., the deferring of a day. Related to Respect.
1. A pause for relaxation; SYN. rest, relief, rest period.
2. A pause from doing something (as work); SYN. recess, break, time out.
ETYM Cf. French suspension, Latin suspensio arched work, imperfect pronunciation. Related to Suspend.
1. The act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely); SYN. dangling, hanging.
2. An interruption in the intensity or amount of something; SYN. respite, reprieve, hiatus, abatement.
3. A mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy.
4. A temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc); SYN. temporary removal.
5. A system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle; SYN. suspension system.