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  • 1 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. Merriam Webster. 1996. recess …

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  • 2 Recess (break) — Recess is a general term for a period of time in which a group of people is temporarily dismissed from its duties. In parliamentary procedure, a recess is initiated by a motion to recess.It was invented by Bronson Alcott who wanted his students… …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 Recess: All Growed Down — DVD cover Directed by Howy Parkins Brenda Piluso Starring …

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  • 5 Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade — DVD cover Directed by Howy Parkins Starring …

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  • 6 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 a secluded, withdrawn, or inner place [subterranean recesses, the recesses of the …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

  • 7 take a recess — index recess Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 8 take a rest — index recess Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 take time out — index pause, recess, rest (cease from action) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 recess — noun 1 period when a parliament, etc. does not meet ADJECTIVE ▪ August (AmE), Christmas (esp. BrE), Easter (esp. AmE), holiday (AmE), summer, Whitsun (BrE), winter (AmE) …

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  • 11 recess — Synonyms and related words: Jim Crow, abeyance, adjourn, adytum, alcove, apartheid, apartness, ashram, asylum, bay, bolt hole, bosom, break, breath, breathe, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time, cache,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 recess — n. 1) to take a recess 2) a spring; summer; winter recess 3) in recess (parliament was in recess) * * * [rɪ ses] summer winter recess a spring to take a recess in recess (parliament was in recess) …

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  • 13 recess — 1. noun 1) two recesses fitted with bookshelves Syn: alcove, bay, niche, nook, corner, hollow, oriel 2) (recesses) the deepest recesses of the castle Syn: innermost parts/reaches …

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  • 14 take five — Synonyms and related words: break, breathe, call a break, call time, declare a recess, interlude, intermit, interval, intervene, knock off, lay off, pause, recess, stop for breath, take a break, take a recess, take a rest, take ten, take time out …

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  • 15 Recess (motion) — In parliamentary procedure, recess refers to legislative bodies such as parliaments, assemblies, juries that are released to reassemble at a later time. The members may leave the meeting room, but are expected to remain nearby. A recess may be… …

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  • 16 recess — noun /rəˈsɛs / (say ruh ses), /ˈrisɛs / (say reeses) 1. a part or space that is set back or recedes, as a bay or an alcove in a room. 2. an indentation in a line or extent of coast, hills, forest, etc. 3. (usually plural) a secluded inner area or …

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  • 17 recess — I. noun Etymology: Latin recessus, from recedere to recede Date: 1531 1. the action of receding ; recession 2. a hidden, secret, or secluded place or part 3. a. indentation, cleft < a deep recess in the hill > …

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  • 18 recess — /ri ses , ree ses/, n. 1. temporary withdrawal or cessation from the usual work or activity. 2. a period of such withdrawal. 3. a receding part or space, as a bay or alcove in a room. 4. an indentation in a line or extent of coast, hills, forest …

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  • 19 recess — re•cess [[t]rɪˈsɛs, ˈri sɛs[/t]] n. 1) a temporary withdrawal or cessation from the usual work or activity; break 2) a period of such withdrawal: a five minute recess[/ex] 3) a receding part or space, as an alcove in a room 4) an indentation, as… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 recess — 1 noun 1 (C, U) a time for rest during the working day or year, especially in parliament, law courts etc: Parliament s summer recess | After Slater s testimony, the judge called a recess. 2 (U) AmE a short period of time between lessons at a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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