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

    A putting off or postponing of business or of a session until another time or place; the act of a court, legislative body, public meeting or officer, by which the session or assembly is dissolved, either temporarily or finally, and the business in hand dismissed from consideration, either definitely or for an interval. If the adjournment is final, it is said to be sine die. In the civil law. A caliing into court; a summoning at an appointed time. Du Cauge,
    —Adjournment day. A further day appointed by the judges at the regular sittings at nrst prius to try issue of fact not then ready for trial.
    —Adjournment day in error. In English practice. A day appointed some days before the end of the term at which matters left undone on the affirmance day are finished. 2 Tidd, Pr. 1176.
    —Adjournment in eyre. The appointment of a day when the jfustices in eyre mean to sit again. Cowell; Spelman.