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Recess

In the practice of courts, a brief interval during which all business is suspended without an adjournment.

A recess in legislative practice is an interval of time between sessions of the same continuous body, as opposed to the period between the final adjournment of one legislative body and the convening of another at the next regular session.

recess

n. a break in a trial or other court proceedings or a legislative session until a date and time certain. Recess is not to be confused with "adjournment" which winds up the proceedings.

recess

noun break, cessation, halt, hiatus, interim, intermission, interruption, interval, intervening peeiod, lull, pause, repose, respite, rest, spell, stop, stoppage, time out, vacation, withdrawal

recess

verb adjourn, break, break up, dissolve, halt, hesitate, intermit, interrupt, lay off, pause, postpone, relax, rest, retire, stop, suspend, take a recess, take a rest, take time out, vacation, withdraw
Associated concepts: recess the court
See also: abeyance, absence, adjourn, adjournment, break, cloture, continue, defer, discontinuance, discontinue, extension, furlough, halt, hiatus, holiday, interruption, interval, lapse, leave, lull, moratorium, pause, pendency, remission, respite, rest
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ees and bosses , longer om taking Some 39% of employees in Yorkshire - the highest of any region - say they do not take a lunch break.
A quarter (25 per cent) will only take a lunch break if they feel their workload allows it, while 13 per cent of workers skip meals at work altogether.
The bourse decided to study either shortening or abolishing its lunch break after receiving requests from individual online investors seeking a longer period for trading, with some office workers saying they would like to trade during their lunch breaks, according to the sources.
The exchange has for several years been discussing with investors and brokers the possibility of eliminating the lunch break, but the idea has been repeatedly nixed due to brokerage concerns over the cost of upgrading systems and hiring more staff.
When subtle details coalesce, Lockhart's view onto the workers' lunch break ultimately suggests more than simply a moment of respite from a day's work; it reveals a pause taken from the immense mechanizations of war to reclaim a modest sense of self-possession by partaking in simple comforts.
Summary: Workers have cut down even more on their shrinking lunch breaks during the recession, often staying at their desks all day.
Such policies may make the lunch break compensable time, because the employee is not fully free from workplace duties.
Merseyside Calm coordinator Simon Howes said: "Studies have shown that where employers encourage their staff to take a proper lunch break away from their desk, productivity is increased.
Staff also visited the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology during a lunch break to gather signatures.
Fresh evidence about the UK's long hours culture was revealed yesterday with a new study showing that many people work through their lunch break, often because their boss asked them to.
Pottorff said he will watch the race during his lunch break and Eckle plans to be at the family ride in the morning.