(1) To conclude or close a meeting, such as that of a board of directors or shareholders meeting. (2) To postpone, to adjourn a hearing in a case. See also adjournment.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
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; People v. Martin, 5 N. Y. 22.