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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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It has doubled the amount of lunch and recess time its students get from 40 to 80 minutes a day, with felicitous results: lower absenteeism and fewer disciplinary problems.
We should first pass the laws that will help us get these loans without strings attached before we go on recess,' said Mr Rotich.
Tinet ward MCA David Malel said: "The House cannot go to recess as this will mean a dry spell for members, especially during this festive season.
More schools adopt recess because parents are demanding it for their children," says LaDonna Atkins, president of the U.
While Senators are planning ways to halt any kind of recess appointment, Twitter users have also reacted angrily to the whole issue.
Strategies for Recess in Schools defines recess and identifies 19 evidence-based strategies schools can implement that increase student physical activity and academic achievement.
During installation, as the driving socket engages the nut or collar and the anti-rotation key engages the pin recess, the torque acting upon the pin is shown in figure 4.
Disappointed, the parent thanked the principal for the tour and enrolled her son in another school that had daily recess.
When government is divided, pro forma sessions can easily block recess appointments.
Having lived and worked in DUMBO for years, we felt 81 Washington was the ideal location to create a place for parents and children to meet more of their neighbors in a fun environment where they can play, socialize, and unwind," said Caroline Pardo, a founding partner of Recess.