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Definitions of session

  1. the time during which a school holds classes; "they had to shorten the school term" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a meeting of spiritualists; "the seance was held in the medium's parlor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a meeting devoted to a particular activity; "a filming session"; "a gossip session" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a meeting for execution of a group's functions; "it was the opening session of the legislature" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act of sitting, or the state of being seated. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The actual sitting of a court, council, legislature, etc., or the actual assembly of the members of such a body, for the transaction of business. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Hence, also, the time, period, or term during which a court, council, legislature, etc., meets daily for business; or, the space of time between the first meeting and the prorogation or adjournment; thus, a session of Parliaments is opened with a speech from the throne, and closed by prorogation. The session of a judicial court is called a term. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The time during which any school, court, council, or lawmaking body holds its sittings; the sitting of such a body. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. The sitting or assembly of a court or public body: the time it sits: the period of time between the meeting and adjournment of Congress: (Scotland) the lowest ecclesiastical court of a Presbyterian church. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Meeting of a public body, or the time it sits. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A sitting or meeting of an organized body, or the time during which it remains sitting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A sitting; the actual sitting or assembling of a court, council, or legislative body; the time or term of a sitting; the time between the first meeting and the prorogation of Parliament, The Court of Session, the supreme civil court of Scotland. Kirk Session, the lowest judicial court of the Presbyterian Church. Quarter Sessions, magisterial courts held in England for the trial of minor felonies and misdemeanours. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The actual sitting of a court, council, legislature, &c., for the transaction of business; the actual time during which they sit or meet, with only short adjournments; in Eng., the period of time between the first meeting of Parliament and its prorogation; in Scot., the lowest ecclesiastical court of a Presbyterian Church. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. sesh'un, n. the sitting of a court or public body: the time it sits: the period of time between the meeting and prorogation of Parliament: the act of sitting, esp. the enthronement of Christ at the right hand of God the Father: (Scot.) the lowest Presbyterian church court, the kirk-session.--adj. SES'SIONAL, pertaining or belonging to a session or sessions.--n. SES'SION-CLERK, the official who officially records the transactions of a kirk-session.--COURT OF SESSION, the supreme civil court of Scotland. [Fr.,--L. sessio, sessionis--sed[=e]re, sessum, to sit.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Being seated, sitting posture, (rare); being assembled esp. for transaction of deliberative or judicial business, single uninterrupted meeting for such purpose, period during which such meetings are held daily or at short or regular intervals, period (usu. one in a year) between meeting& prorogation of Parliament, (in s., sitting or assembled for business, not keeping vacation; had a long s., sat assembled a long time, autumn s., incorrectly for autumn sitting, resumption of s. of Parliament sometimes required by pressure of business after long adjournment in summer without prorogation; QUARTER-ss.; BREWSTERSESSIONS; petty ss., meeting of two or more justices of the peace for summary trying of certain offences; Court of S., supreme civil court of Scotland; KIRK-s.). Hence sessional a. (s. order Parl., valid only for, renewable each, session). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. n. [Latin] Act of sitting, or state of being seated;- actual sitting of a court, council, legislature, ini., for the transaction of business; -the time or term during which a court, council, legislature, and the like, meet daily for business. Petty Sessions, meetings of two or three justices of the peace for the trial of petty offenders, and inquiry into graver charges previous to remitting the accused to the central or circuit court;-quarter sessions, quarterly meetings of the justices with fuller powers to try all felonies and trespasses, except capital offences;-special sessions, meetings of the justices to grant licenses, visit the prisons, &c. ;-Court of Session, the supreme civil court in Scotland; -kirk or church session, the first and lowest court for government and discipline in Presbyterian churches, consisting of the minister and a body of elders in a particular congregation. Cabinet Dictionary

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