recess
re·cess /'rē-ˌses, ri-'ses/ n: a temporary adjournment of a trial, hearing, or legislative session
recess vb

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

recess
I noun break, cessation, halt, hiatus, interim, interlude, intermission, interruption, interval, intervening period, lull, pause, repose, respite, rest, spell, stop, stoppage, time out, vacation, withdrawal II verb adjourn, break, break up, dissolve, halt, hesitate, intermit, interrupt, lay off, pause, postpone, prorogue, relax, rest, retire, stop, suspend, take a recess, take a rest, take time out, vacation, withdraw associated concepts: recess the court III index abeyance, adjourn, adjournment, cloture, continue (adjourn), defer (put off), discontinuance (act of discontinuing), discontinue (break continuity), extension (postponement), furlough, halt, hiatus, holiday, interruption, interval, lapse (break), leave (absence), lull, moratorium, pause, pendency, remission, respite (interval of rest), rest (cease from action)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


recess
n.
A break in a court or legislative session in which official proceedings are suspended for a short time.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


recess
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.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


recess
In the practice of courts, a brief interval during which all business is suspended without an adjournment.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


recess
In the practice of courts, a brief interval during which all business is suspended without an adjournment.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

recess
n.
   a break in a trial or other court proceedings or a legislative session until a certain date and time. Recess is not to be confused with "adjournment," which winds up the proceedings.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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