Adjourn is the final closing of a meeting, such as a convention, or other official gathering.
In a legal sense, to adjourn means to suspend court proceedings to another time or place, or to end them. It is different from recess, which is a break in a trial, other adjudicatory proceedings or legislative session until a specified date and time.
For example: The court adjourned for the day and everyone went home. In parliamentary procedure, an adjournment ends a session.
[Last updated in November of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]