Adjourning



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.
Historical Examples

Come, gentlemen, there needs no great ceremony in adjourning this court.
The Recruiting Officer George Farquhar

“adjourning—you mean,” interrupted one of the orator’s audience.
Lords of the North A. C. Laut

So the opposition was limited to adjourning from time to time, under frivolous pretexts.
History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2 Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.

All attempts at evasion, at adjourning, at concealing and compromising are in vain.
Conflict of Northern and Southern Theories of Man and Society Henry Ward Beecher

At sunset the representatives of the people separated, adjourning their election to another day.
Translations from the German (Vol 3 of 3) Thomas Carlyle

adjourning to the White House, the crowd congratulated Johnson with tumultuous enthusiasm.
The Struggle between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction Charles Ernest Chadsey

It sat behind locked doors, adjourning from one office to another to obtain secrecy.
The Vision Spendid William MacLeod Raine

Abruptly he terminated his interviews and conferences, adjourning all business till the following day.
Out of the Ashes Ethel Watts Mumford

Now it is known that formerly, when Congress was paid by the day, it never thought of adjourning at this time.
Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 9 (of 20) Charles Sumner

It was indeed quite time that the heads of the meeting had shaken hands as the signal for adjourning.
Lippincott’s Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20, September, 1877. Various

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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