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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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In addition to extending the tax credit, Robson said home builders will be meeting with their lawmakers in their home districts during the August congressional recess and urging them to:
August will combine the usual downtime of a congressional recess and Obama's planned vacation (reportedly on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts) with continuing and active politicking on the healthcare reform issue on both sides of the debate.
senators want their colleagues to end partisan bickering and convene an energy summit immediately after the congressional recess for Independence Day.
A meeting between the members of Congress and conference representatives to discuss Catholic leadership on the issue is expected to take place following the August congressional recess.
That was last Friday morning when a small delegation from Cambridge and Somerville, MA, were visiting the Congressman, known for his bluntness, as part of the nationwide UFPJ (United For Peace and Justice) home lobbying effort during the Congressional recess.
We achieved the goal of reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act (VRA) before the congressional recess in August.
Plus, the anti-gun movement has used the August Congressional recess to whip its faithful into a run-through-the-streets-with-your-hair-on-fire frenzy.
and the other members of the committee for completing work on the bills before the July 4 congressional recess.
Schiff said House International Relations Committee Chairman Henry Hyde has agreed to vote on the bill by the August congressional recess.
2400, before the Memorial Day congressional recess and was scheduled to take up the bill again in mid-June, after National Defense went to press.
HUD's decision to sneak through this flawed rule during the Congressional recess once again demonstrates HUD's disdain for small businesses and the United States Congress.

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