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.

Nearby words

  1. sindhi,
  2. sindon,
  3. sindonology,
  4. sine,
  5. sine curve,
  6. sine prole,
  7. sine qua non,
  8. sine wave,
  9. sinecure,
  10. sinemet

Origin of sine die

From the Latin word sine diē without (a fixed) day Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for sine die

sine die

/ Latin (ˈsaɪnɪ ˈdaɪɪ) /

adverb, adjective

without a day fixedan adjournment sine die

Word Origin for sine die

literally: without a day

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Word Origin and History for sine die

sine die

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

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