adjourn   (<<schwa>>-j<<schwa>>rn),   vb.   Parliamentary   law.   To   end   or   postpone   (a

proceeding). Cf. RECESS(2).

“A motion to recess suspends the current meeting until a later time; the unqualified motion to

adjourn terminates the meeting. When an assembly reconvenes following a recess, it resumes the

meeting  at  the  point  where  it  was  interrupted  by  the  motion  to  recess.  When  an  assembly

reconvenes  following  an  adjournment,  it  begins  an  entirely  new  meeting,  starting  with  the  first

step  in  the  regular  order  of  business.”  Alice  Sturgis,  The  Standard  Code  of  Parliamentary

Procedure 76 (4th ed. 2001).

adjourn  sine  die  (sI-nee  [or  sin-ay]  dI-ee).  [Latin  “without  date”]  To  end  a  deliberative

assembly’s or court’s session without setting a time to reconvene. — Also termed adjourn without

day. Cf. RISE(4).

adjourn  to  a  day  certain.To  end  a  deliberative  assembly’s  or  court’s  session  while  fixing  a

time for the next meeting. — Also termed adjourn to a day and time certain; fix a day to which to

adjourn without day.See adjourn sine die. [Blacks Law 8th]