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sine die

[sahy-nee dahy-ee, sin-ey-dee-ey; Latin si-ne dee-e] /ˈsaɪ ni ˈdaɪ i, ˈsɪn eɪˈdi eɪ; Latin ˈsɪ nɛ ˈdi ɛ/
without fixing a day for future action or meeting:
The assembly adjourned sine die.
Origin of sine die
From the Latin word sine diē without (a fixed) day Unabridged
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  • These assignations, sine die, are such shadowy things that I can neither grasp nor get any comfort from them.

  • On the 9th I received another communication, postponing it sine die.

    Under Four Administrations Oscar S. Straus
  • "I move a postponement of the subject, sine die;" said Charley.

    Alone Marion Harland
  • He had been told to come and wait, and he proceeded to wait, sine die.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
  • I can give you no better idea of the tout ensemble and sine die of the affair than to state that Scuddy is going to sing a song.

    Rolling Stones O. Henry
  • Dey coss me mo'n that; heap mo', but I'm faih to lose um all now, en I'm driffin' 'em off, sine die.

  • It was to them a sudden and frightful adjournment, sine die.

    Campfire and Battlefield Rossiter Johnson
  • If we are rich, we can lay down our carriages, stay away from Newport or Saratoga, and adjourn the trip to Europe sine die.

    Pages From an Old Volume of Life Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • But weeks went by, and my love-making was still postponed; it became a sine die kind of a probability.

  • As my questions were not answered, I moved an adjournment of the Caucus /sine die/.

    The Great Conspiracy, Part 3. John Alexander Logan
British Dictionary definitions for sine die

sine die

/ˈsaɪnɪ ˈdaɪɪ/
adverb, adjective
without a day fixed: an adjournment sine die
Word Origin
literally: without a day
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for sine die

"indefinitely," Latin, literally "without (fixed) day," from sine "without" (see sans) + ablative singular of dies "day" (see diurnal).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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