recess

In the practice of the courts, a short interval or period of time during which the court suspends business, but without adjourning. The period between sessions of court. A temporary adjournment of a trial or a hearing that occurs after a trial or hearing has commenced. State v. Charles, La., 350 So.2d 595, 598.
In legislative practice, the interval, occurring in consequence of an adjournment, between the sessions of the same continuous legislative body; not the interval between the final adjournment of one body and the convening of another at the next regular session
Compare continuance

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Recess — Re*cess (r[ e]*s[e^]s ), n. [L. recessus, fr. recedere, recessum. See {Recede}.] 1. A withdrawing or retiring; a moving back; retreat; as, the recess of the tides. [1913 Webster] Every degree of ignorance being so far a recess and degradation… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recess — [rē′ses; ] also, & for v. usually [, ri ses′] n. [L recessus < pp. of recedere: see RECEDE1] 1. a receding or hollow place, as in a surface, wall, etc.; niche 2. a secluded, withdrawn, or inner place [subterranean recesses, the recesses of the …   English World dictionary

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  • recess — [n1] niche, corner alcove, ambush, angle, apse, bay, break, carrel, cavity, cell, closet, cove, cranny, crutch, crypt, cubicle, dent, depression, depths, embrasure, fork, heart, hiding place, hole, hollow, indentation, mouth, nook, opening, oriel …   New thesaurus

  • Recess — Re*cess , n. [G.] A decree of the imperial diet of the old German empire. Brande & C. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recess — Recess. См. Углубление. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Recess — Recess, Vergleich, Vertrag, sei es mündlich oder schriftlich …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • recess — n *pause, respite, lull, intermission Analogous words: withdrawal, retirement (see corresponding verbs at GO): *break, interruption, interval, gap: relaxation, leisure, *rest …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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