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 But on the final day of session, known in Annapolis by the Latin phrase sine die, any delay can be terminal. Michael Dresser,, "Crime, guns are among unresolved issues on final day of Maryland's legislative session," 9 Apr. 2018 Applause and cheers fill the Arizona House floor as lawmakers adjourned sine die at 12:26 a.m. on May 4, 2018. Dustin Gardiner, azcentral, "After a session rocked by #RedForEd and #MeToo, Arizona Legislature adjourns," 4 May 2018 When midnight arrives and the sine die motion is made, confetti and balloons fall from the gallery. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "What is sine die?," 9 Apr. 2018 Last year, a bill died on sine die in the final seconds of session. Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post, "The 2018 Maryland legislative session ends at midnight Monday," 9 Apr. 2018 Both chambers will meet Thursday afternoon, with hopes to adjourn the session sine die Thursday night. azcentral, "LIVE updates: Budget passes as #RedForEd teachers gather for 6th walkout day," 3 May 2018 So contrary to traditional practices, all legislation now must be presented to the governor before the Legislature adjourns sine die. Gov. Butch Otter, idahostatesman, "Idaho Gov. Butch Otter | Read full 2018 State of the State | Idaho Statesman," 8 Jan. 2018

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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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“Sine die.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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