- The definition of a sojourn is a temporary visit or stay.
An example of sojourn is when you stay at a hotel for a day or two in a different country.
sojourn definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English sojournen ; from Old French sojorner ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form subdiurnare ; from Classical Latin sub-, under plush diurnus, of a day: see journey
- sojourner noun
sojourn definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb so·journed, so·journ·ing, so·journs
Origin: Middle English sojournen, from Old French sojorner, from Vulgar Latin *subdiurnāre : Latin sub-, sub- + Late Latin diurnum, day (from Latin, daily ration, from neuter of diurnus, daily, from diēs, day; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots).
- soˈjournˌer noun