Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To put off; defer; postpone. To postpone action of a convened court or body until another time specified or indefinitely, the latter being usually called to adjourn sine die. Bispham v. Tucker, 2 N. J. Law, 253. The primary signification of the term "adjourn" is to put off or defer to another day specified. But it has acquired also the meaning of suspending business for a time,—deferring, delaying. Probably, without some limitation, it would, when used with reference to a sale on foreclosure, or any judicial proceeding, properly include the fixing of the time to which the postponement was made. La Farge v. Van Wagenen. 14 How. Prac. (N. Y.) 54; Pcople v. Martin, 5 N. Y. 22.