adjournment


adjournment
The suspension of business or sessions, either for a fixed time, indefinitely, or until the opening of another term. As used in constitutional provision that a bill shall become a law if not returned by the executive within a specified time unless "adjournment" prevents its return, the word may signify either air adjournment which is temporary or one which is final in character, and resort must be had to the context to ascertain the true sense. Anno: 64 ALR 1446.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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