[H]e may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper.
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.
So now, gentlemen, if the Court will permit, I would like to adjourn till to-morrow morning.
But there was a general cry to adjourn, and the clerk declared the House adjourned.
I must tell you a short anecdote—But shall we adjourn to the terrace?
It took only a minute to elect Christy and adjourn the ill-fated meeting.
I might talk easier too, if we could adjourn to the window alcove over there.
There were some, and Sieyès among them, who proposed that they should adjourn to Paris.
The fear was that Congress might adjourn without a conclusion.
It was then agreed to adjourn till three o'clock in the afternoon.
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.