ETYM Cf. f. adjournement, Old Fren. ajornement. Related to Adjourn.
1. The act of postponing to another time or place.
2. The termination of a meeting; SYN. dissolution.
In law, the postponement of the hearing of a case for later consideration. If a hearing is adjourned sine die (“without day”) it is postponed for an indefinite period.
If a party requests an adjournment, the court may find the costs of the adjournment have been unnecessarily incurred and make an order for costs against that party.