Adjournment Sine Die Law and Legal Definition

Adjournment sine die is a Latin phrase which means “without assigning a day for a further meeting or hearing.” For example, to adjourn an assembly sine die means to adjourn the assembly for an indefinite period. In the U.S., adjournment sine die is an adjournment till the next session of the congress. The court may also adjourn a particular matter sine die. It means that the matter is stayed permanently. For example, if a case is started with a wrong procedure, the judge can adjourn the matter sine die so that the party can choose the action again with the right procedure.