- To temporarily suspend a meeting or a session with the intention of resuming it later.
- To put off or delay an event or a meeting to a later time.
- To defer or postpone a decision or action to a future date.
From middle english ajornen, from old french ajourner ("to put off"), from a- ("to") + jour ("day") + -ner ("to cause"), ultimately from latin diurnus ("daily").
- The meeting was adjourned until the next day due to a lack of quorum.
- The court adjourned for lunch and resumed in the afternoon.
- The committee adjourned the hearing until further notice.
- The board adjourned the meeting until all members were present.
- The government adjourned the session due to a pressing issue.