verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of adjourn
Examples from the Web for adjourned
That year, Congress ended its session for the year and adjourned on Sept. 1.
The opening session was procedural and the trial was adjourned until June 19.
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 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The case is adjourned and all thirteen defendants are due back in court in one year.
This was a late request and by the time the Senate adjourned not all 100 senators had had a chance to sign off on it.Which Senator Put a Hold on Veterans Benefits Bill?|Jamie Reno|September 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The luncheon bell rang, and they all adjourned to the dining-room.The Heir of Redclyffe|Charlotte M. Yonge
The inquest was then adjourned till next day, and there was great excitement over the affair.Madame Midas|Fergus Hume
The meeting was then adjourned until the evening at 7.30 o'clock.The Peace Negotiations|J. D. Kestell
The House burst into shouts of uncontrollable laughter, and adjourned for the night.The Victim|Thomas Dixon
Mr. Olbinett now approached, and informed Lord Glenarvan that dinner was ready; and they all adjourned to the saloon.In Search of the Castaways|Jules Verne
British Dictionary definitions for adjourned
- to move elsewherelet's adjourn to the kitchen
- to stop work
Word Origin for adjourn
Word Origin and History for adjourned
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.