Noun Adjournal Definition and Examples


Noun:

Adjournal

Pronunciation:

/əˈdʒəːnl/

Definition:
1.

noun

In full "Act of Adjournal". Originally: a ruling of a criminal court, specifically one ordering a particular party to satisfy another within a specified time (now historical). Later: any ruling or regulation made by the High Court of Justiciary relating to judicial procedure in criminal courts.
    In full "Books of Adjournal". A register of Acts of Adjournal.
      ((n.) Adjournment; postponement.)


      Origin:
      Late 15th century. From adjourn + -al. Compare earlier adjourning, adjournment.

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