Adjourned



to suspend the meeting of (a club, legislature, committee, etc.) to a future time, another place, or indefinitely:
to adjourn the court.
to defer or postpone to a later time:
They adjourned the meeting until the following Monday.
to defer or postpone (a matter) to a future meeting of the same body.
to defer or postpone (a matter) to some future time, either specified or not specified.
to postpone, suspend, or transfer proceedings.
to go to another place:
to adjourn to the parlor.
Contemporary Examples

Of course, it could be Democratic voters are suddenly thrilled now that Congress is adjourned.
Don’t Blow It, GOP! Mark McKinnon October 4, 2010

The opening session was procedural and the trial was adjourned until June 19.
Egypt: Stop Mutilating Little Girls! Bel Trew April 25, 2014

After a few hours of proceedings, the judge ordered that the trial of Mubarak and his sons be adjourned until August 15.
Mubarak’s Judgment Day Alastair Beach August 2, 2011

That year, Congress ended its session for the year and adjourned on Sept. 1.
Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: September 28 PunditFact.com September 27, 2014

Due to a South African public holiday on Friday, court was adjourned early and will resume on Monday, 24 March at 3:30am ET.
Bullets Expert Recounts Reeva Steenkamp’s Terrifying Final Moments Kelly Berold March 18, 2014

Historical Examples

After the procession they adjourned to the amphitheater for the exercises.
Sixty Years of California Song Margaret Blake-Alverson

After the meal they all adjourned to the veranda, where the air was cool and the view extensive.
In the Midst of Alarms Robert Barr

The meeting then adjourned, to be reassembled soon to hear the reply of the emperor.
The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power John S. C. Abbott

The club then adjourned to the outside, all except those who sat on the bench.
In the Midst of Alarms Robert Barr

At the end of his speech, apparently, the House adjourned, to resume the consideration of the subject on the following day.
Patrick Henry Moses Coit Tyler

verb
(intransitive) (of a court, etc) to close at the end of a session
to postpone or be postponed, esp temporarily or to another place
(transitive) to put off (a problem, discussion, etc) for later consideration; defer
(intransitive) (informal)

to move elsewhere: let’s adjourn to the kitchen
to stop work

v.

early 14c., ajournen, “assign a day” (for convening or reconvening), from Old French ajourner (12c.) “meet” (at an appointed time), from the phrase à jorn “to a stated day” (à “to” + journ “day,” from Latin diurnus “daily;” see diurnal).

The sense is to set a date for a re-meeting. Meaning “to close a meeting” (with or without intention to reconvene) is from early 15c. Meaning “to go in a body to another place” (1640s) is colloquial. The unhistorical -d- was added 16c. Related: Adjourned; adjourning.

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