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Adjournment

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Adjo'urnment. n.s. [adjournment, Fr.] An assignment of a day, or a putting off till another day. Adjournment in eyre, an appointment of a day, when the justices in eyre mean to sit again. Cowell.

We will, and we will not, and then we will not again, and we will. At this rate we run our lives out in adjournments from time to time, out of a fantastical levity that holds us off and on, betwixt hawk and buzzard. L'Estrange.

Sources: L'Estrange, Roger (131)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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