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recess appointment

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A political appointment of a government official made by the US president while Congress is in recess.

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  • noun US, law The appointment by the President of the United States of a person to an office that normally requires approval of the United States Senate, but who is appointed without such approval because the Senate is in recess.

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