recess appointment

noun

: a presidential appointment made under the executive's power to fill vacancies when the Senate is not in session subject to later confirmation by the Senate

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“Recess appointment.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/recess%20appointment. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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