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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 is commonly observed in aerospace pins made out of relatively soft materials and fitted with hex recesses that are prone to cam-out during torque overloading.
Historically, Hogue (2013) notes that presidents have never issued such appointments in recesses of less than 10 days.
The court rejected that broad constitutional interpretation, saying there have been many instances where presidents have appointed during intra-session recesses and any distinction between inter-session and intra-session recesses.
Circuit not only held that the president's appointments were unconstitutional but did so by holding that the president could make recess appointments only during intersession recesses and only when the vacancies had begun during that recess, (14) thereby upending long established, and previously uncontroversial, recess appointments practice.
On that textual basis, the court held that the framers intended to confine the recess-appointment power to a specific recess--that which occurs between two numbered sessions of Congress--rather than apply it to all recesses as a class.
however, prior to the 1940s, in part because intrasession recesses were
Patrica is firmly of the opinion that it makes no difference whether you park the bar of soap after use in either of the two recesses provided or - horror of horrors - merely on the flat surface of the basin, ignoring the recesses altogether.
Come to think of it, isn't it amazing that anything ever gets done on the Hill, what with all the recesses our legislators take?
Adjacent to these defects was a significant amount of soft tissue in both lateral recesses of the sphenoid sinus.
The layer has a number of small open recesses in both surfaces of the absorbent layer and extends toward an inner area of the absorbent layer.