Adjourned Term Law and Legal Definition

Adjourned terms are continuations of the regular term. Hence, it is the continuance of a previous court session that results from postponement. It is only where the matter pending before a court, is unfinished, that a court is authorized to hold an adjourned term. Where the matter is finished, there can be no necessity for such adjourned term. Where a court does hold such adjourned term, it is to be deemed a part of the regular term, and every step may be taken at such adjourned term, that might have been taken at the regular term. Where a court is continued from a regular to an adjourned term, the proceedings may be said to be in fieri, until the close of the adjourned term, and the records completely under the control of the court.