sine die

si·​ne die | \ ˌsī-ni-ˈdī(-ˌē) How to pronounce sine die (audio) , ˌsi-nā-ˈdē-ˌā How to pronounce sine die (audio) \

Definition of sine die

: without any future date being designated (as for resumption) : indefinitely the meeting adjourned sine die

Examples of sine die in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Would all the new members of the House and Senate — those sworn in since our last sine die — please rise? The Arizona Republic, 10 Jan. 2022 Other Democrats are reportedly looking for face-saving ways to show up for work so the special session can finish its business and go sine die. Karl Rove, WSJ, 18 Aug. 2021 Both chambers of the Legislature adjourned sine die by early afternoon Friday, with no bills passed in the first special session. Raga Justin, Dallas News, 6 Aug. 2021 Whatever the case, Abbott and other Republicans are poised to take a victory lap after the session adjourns sine die. Gromer Jeffers Jr., Dallas News, 30 May 2021 The House passed the bill in a late-night session Wednesday and adjourned sine die, leaving the Senate to either approve the bill as-is or spike it. Scott Mcclallen, Washington Examiner, 16 Oct. 2020 The House adjourned the latest special session sine die, blocking the Senate’s ability to tweak the measure and send it back for another House vote. Torey Van Oot Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 15 Oct. 2020 The legislative session was originally scheduled to adjourn sine die on May 6, but was forced to take a temporary adjournment starting on March 14 because of the pandemic. Washington Examiner, 16 June 2020 Ultimately, Senate Democrats and all but six Senate Republicans — Ugenti-Rita, Mesnard, both Farnsworths, Sylvia Allen and David Livingston — voted against the sine die motion. Maria Polletta, azcentral, 8 May 2020

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First Known Use of sine die

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sine die

Latin, without day

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17 Jan 2022

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“Sine die.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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