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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 devoted to a particular activity; "a filming session"; "a gossip session" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of sitting, or the state of being seated. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Meeting of a public body, or the time it sits. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

Usage examples for session

  1. The Governor remained firm and unmoved to the end of the session – History of the Constitutions of Iowa by Benjamin F. Shambaugh
  2. It may then lie over and be taken up and passed at the next session – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various