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adjourn for

To temporarily end a meeting or gathering with the intent of continuing it at a later time. Since we were getting hungry, we decided to adjourn for lunch.
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adjourn to

To suspend a meeting or gathering with the intent of continuing it in another location. There was a mishap in scheduling for the conference room, so we had to adjourn to the cramped office next door and finish our meeting there.
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adjourn for

a time to bring a meeting to a temporary close so the participants can take part in some other activity. We must adjourn for the day.
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adjourn to (some place)

to bring a meeting to a temporary close so the participants can move to another place (where the meeting will be started again). We adjourned to the sitting room.
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In the criminal cases if any person or party seeks adjournment the court may grant such adjournments subject to the payment of at least Rs10,000 as costs to the other party.
Without making a lot of emphasis, this case is of great public interest and I do humbly pray that you allow my application for adjournment," Mr Gatonye pleaded.
As the session started with Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani in chair, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) parliamentary leader Khurrum Sher Zaman moved the adjournment motion.
He added that the available document before the court was not clear enough and so, he required an adjournment to enable him to produce a more legible document.
The tragic incident has once raised serious apprehensions about the safety of children in the society, so a concrete strategy be devised to avoid such brutal incidents in the future,' said one of the adjournment motions.
Another CAN regarding non-commencement of work on Malakand tunnel was not considered by the House due to early adjournment of sitting.
The court, however, observed that the reason provided by the bureau for an adjournment had no basis, expressing its displeasure with the lawyer's argument and the adjournment application.
The House held discussion on law and order in the province following an adjournment motion sponsored by QWP and PPPP lawmakers.
According to the company, this adjournment is to allow additional time for the stockholders to vote on the proposal set forth in the company's proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
He said that Kaul has identified issues such as those affecting the whole country, its safety and its interests as fit subjects for an adjournment motion adding that his motion satisfied these conditions as the minister's allegations impacted the entire country and brought to the fore a serious issue disconnect between state authorities.
As per the norms, the Opposition party would require at least one- fifth of the total strength or 14 legislators in the Delhi Assembly to be able to move an adjournment motion.
The winter session of parliament which started on Tuesday has failed to transact any listed business as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left Front joined hands to corner an uncompromising government forcing day-long adjournment for the second successive day.
An unrelenting opposition continued its vociferous protest on the issue of price rise leading to the adjournment of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
After an adjournment at Donegal Circuit Court Judge Martin Nolan recalled the jury and quizzed one of them about his links with a tourism college in Killybegs, Co Donegal.
Coventry South MP Jim Cunningham will be raising the issue during a half-hour adjournment debate he has called in Parliament tomorrow.