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 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, "Minnesota Senate approves $1.9B bonding bill, sends to governor," 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, "Minnesota Senate approves $1.9 billion infrastructure package," 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, "Colorado legislature concludes tumultuous session," 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, "Arizona Senate votes to end legislative session, forcing House to make a move," 8 May 2020 In the meantime, the Senate's vote to adjourn sine die won't amount to anything beyond a recess unless the House reconsiders. Maria Polletta, azcentral, "Arizona Senate votes to end legislative session, forcing House to make a move," 8 May 2020 Adjourning the session sine die will scrap the mountain of bills and proposed ballot questions that lawmakers have worked on since January involving issues that range from elections to the cancer claims of firefighters and teacher misconduct. Andrew Oxford, azcentral, "Arizona Legislature plans to adjourn for good next week, dooming heaps of bills," 21 Apr. 2020 The Senate sitting as a court of impeachment stands adjourned sine die. NBC News, "Transcript: Not Guilty," 6 Feb. 2020 Senate President Karen Fann said Monday evening there had been no decision on whether to adjourn sine die and end the session or merely break for periods at a time. Andrew Oxford, azcentral, "Arizona Legislature considers stopping session as coronavirus concerns grow," 16 Mar. 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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“Sine die.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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