Adjoinant to Administrant

(Ad*join"ant) a. Contiguous. [Obs.] Carew.

(Ad*join"ing), a. Joining to; contiguous; adjacent; as, an adjoining room. "The adjoining fane." Dryden.

Upon the hills adjoining to the city.

Syn. — Adjacent; contiguous; near; neighboring; abutting; bordering. See Adjacent.

(Ad"joint) n. An adjunct; a helper. [Obs.]

(Ad*journ) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adjourned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Adjourning ] [OE. ajornen, OF. ajoiner, ajurner, F. ajourner; OF. a (L. ad) + jor, jur, jorn, F. jour, day, fr. L. diurnus belonging to the day, fr. dies day. Cf. Journal, Journey.] To put off or defer to another day, or indefinitely; to postpone; to close or suspend for the day; — commonly said of the meeting, or the action, of convened body; as, to adjourn the meeting; to adjourn a debate.

It is a common practice to adjourn the reformation of their lives to a further time.

'Tis a needful fitness
That we adjourn this court till further day.

Syn. — To delay; defer; postpone; put off; suspend. — To Adjourn, Prorogue, Dissolve. These words are used in respect to public bodies when they lay aside business and separate. Adjourn, both in Great Britain and this country, is applied to all cases in which such bodies separate for a brief period, with a view to meet again. Prorogue is applied in Great Britain to that act of the executive government, as the sovereign, which brings a session of Parliament to a close. The word is not used in this country, but a legislative body is said, in such a case, to adjourn sine die. To dissolve is to annul the corporate existence of a body. In order to exist again the body must be reconstituted.

(Ad*journ"), v. i. To suspend business for a time, as from one day to another, or for a longer period, or indefinitely; usually, to suspend public business, as of legislatures and courts, or other convened bodies; as, congress adjourned at four o'clock; the court adjourned without day.

(Ad*journ"al) n. Adjournment; postponement. [R.] "An adjournal of the Diet." Sir W. Scott.

(Ad*journ"ment) n. [Cf. f. adjournement, OF. ajornement. See Adjourn.]

1. The act of adjourning; the putting off till another day or time specified, or without day.

2. The time or interval during which a public body adjourns its sittings or postpones business.

(Ad*judge") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adjudged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Adjudging ] [OE. ajugen, OF. ajugier, fr. L. adjudicare; ad + judicare to judge. See Judge, and cf. Adjudicate.]

1. To award judicially in the case of a controverted question; as, the prize was adjudged to the victor.

2. To determine in the exercise of judicial power; to decide or award judicially; to adjudicate; as, the case was adjudged in the November term.

3. To sentence; to condemn.

Without reprieve, adjudged to death
For want of well pronouncing Shibboleth.

4. To regard or hold; to judge; to deem.

He adjudged him unworthy of his friendship.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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