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executive session

noun, Government.
a session, generally closed to the public, of a legislative body or its leaders.
Origin of executive session
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As this case was in executive session of the Senate, there is no public record of it.

  • His thoughts were on the executive session he had attended that afternoon.

    Anything You Can Do ... Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The committee, after asking more, and fruitless questions, went into executive session.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Why isn't this a good time for our Society to go into executive session?

    The Bachelors William Dana Orcutt
  • Elsie had left this question to Captain Eri for settlement, and the trio and Mrs. Snow went into executive session immediately.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • We are all friends here, and will go at once into executive session.

    The Statesmen Snowbound Robert Fitzgerald
  • An executive session of a deliberative body is a session for executive business, as distinguished from legislative.

    Write It Right Ambrose Bierce
  • I refer the whole subject to the Senate in executive session.

  • The Senate is so open when it is engaged on legislative work; but it is closed to the public when engaged in executive session.

  • At this point Mr. Crewe's secretary left the room on an errand, and the three statesmen went into executive session.

    Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete Winston Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for executive session

executive session

noun (US, government)
a session of the Senate for the discussion of executive business, such as the ratification of treaties: formerly held in secret
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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