ajournment

/azhurnmon/
In French law, the document pursuant to which an action or suit is commenced, equivalent to the writ of summons in England. Actions, however, are in some cases commenced by requete or petition

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Adjourned in Contemplation of Dismissal — In U.S. criminal law, Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal, or ACD, may be offered to a defendant in the interest of justice with a view toward ultimate dismissal of the charge (see e.g. New York Criminal Procedure Law, Section 170.55). The… …   Wikipedia

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