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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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This session lasted from July 3 to July 20, when the Congress recessed until November 21,1867.
Recessed handles are now available from the FDB online store at www.
National Education Ministry recessed all education institutions across Turkey on October 30.
The unit's recessed tank connects simply via a plug to the unit's generator, which is conveniently stored below work surfaces.
The addition of the E Series LED Recessed Downlight provides our customers with an easy-to-install, value-driven surface mount LED option that is efficient and saves money in both operating and maintenance costs versus incandescent," stated David Wilkins, CEO, American Lighting.
The education institutions --including pre-schools, elementary and secondary schools, private schools, courses and study centers-- will be recessed on October 30 to keep students protected against swine flu.
The ENBC6F consumes only 15Watts making it 1/5th the power of comparable incandescent and 1/2 the power of state and Federally mandated high efficacy 26 watt fluorescent recessed cans.
By the time I - and the fixtures - caught on, my classmates had moved on to the evening's final and most difficult activity - installing the recessed medicine cabinet.
The Madison Avenue building entrance is to receive brighter and more inviting recessed lighting, while the sleek deco fixtures near the elevators are being further empowered.
Cyberlux Targets Retail, Commercial and Government Recessed Lighting New and Retrofit Market
The design has a very shallow recessed downlighter which uses the new Micro Lynx-F lamp from Sylvania.