Come, gentlemen, there needs no great ceremony in adjourning this court.
"adjourning—you mean," interrupted one of the orator's audience.
So the opposition was limited to adjourning from time to time, under frivolous pretexts.
All attempts at evasion, at adjourning, at concealing and compromising are in vain.
At sunset the representatives of the people separated, adjourning their election to another day.
adjourning to the White House, the crowd congratulated Johnson with tumultuous enthusiasm.
It sat behind locked doors, adjourning from one office to another to obtain secrecy.
Abruptly he terminated his interviews and conferences, adjourning all business till the following day.
Now it is known that formerly, when Congress was paid by the day, it never thought of adjourning at this time.
It was indeed quite time that the heads of the meeting had shaken hands as the signal for adjourning.
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.