Boehner turned the vote to adjourn into a proxy battle over the tax cuts, and Speaker Pelosi won by a mere 210 votes to 209.
[H]e may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper.
So now, gentlemen, if the Court will permit, I would like to adjourn till to-morrow morning.
There were some, and Sieyès among them, who proposed that they should adjourn to Paris.
I must tell you a short anecdote—But shall we adjourn to the terrace?
It was then agreed to adjourn till three o'clock in the afternoon.
I might talk easier too, if we could adjourn to the window alcove over there.
Parliament was to adjourn in ten days; the season would be over!
The fear was that Congress might adjourn without a conclusion.
He then signified his pleasure that the Parliament should adjourn.
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.