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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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Grassroots toolkit To facilitate interaction by pharmacists and other supporters of pharmacy choice with their representative and senators during the month-long congressional recess, NCPA has compiled a grassroots toolkit, available online.
During the August congressional recess, several members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee formed a task force and have been meeting to review possible revisions for the full committee to consider in September and later this fall.
congressional recess to contact key lawmakers in their home districts.
For more information on congressional recess events, or to let us know of your efforts on behalf of franchise issues, contact IFA Director of Advocacy Meredith Nethercutt at mnethercutt@franchise.
With Congressional recess scheduled for most of August, that leaves little time for Congress to act before the transportation legislation expires on September 30.
Peter DeFazio, working at his Eugene office Monday during the congressional recess, said he disagrees with Kucinich's view of congressional action on the Iraq war.
The House is expected to take it up when they return from congressional recess Jan.
Hard-line exile groups, who have philosophical, personal and business ties to Reich, have pressured the White House to unilaterally appoint him during the congressional recess.
More important, we have zeroed in on home districts during the Congressional recess period.
The debate over how and when to address expiring tax cuts intensified over the last several weeks as the December 31, 2010 deadline approached for the pre-election congressional recess.
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27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Technology companies and organizations across the country are taking advantage of the August Congressional recess to urge lawmakers to support immigration reform when they return to the nation's capital next month.

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