|Origin:||ajourner, from jour 'day'|
Related topics: Law
1 [intransitive and transitive]SCL
if a meeting, parliament, law court etc adjourns, or if the person in charge adjourns it, it stops for a short time:
It was almost noon when the meeting adjourned.
to finish an activity and go somewhere - often used humorously:
The rest of us adjourned to a nearby pub for some refreshments.
—adjournment noun [uncountable and countable]
We sought an adjournment of the proceedings.