v. to dismiss, by some court, legislative assembly, or properly authorized officer, the business or proceedings. Two kind of adjourning could be possible, 1.) sine die which is final dismissal, upon resolution of the thing being considered or, 2.) temporary adjourning in which the parties involved decide to meet again at some other time. The need to adjourn may arise from lack of quorum (typically in legislative bodies and during meeting) or from the need to take a break (as in chess).