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joint session

a joint meeting, as of both houses of a bicameral legislature:
The president addressed a joint session of Congress on the crisis in Central America.
Origin of joint session
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This assembly of people and Church in joint session assented, and the desires of the people became Acts of Tynwald.

  • Peleas, the leader of the government, consented to the joint session, but asked that the matter be referred to a committee.

    The Woman Who Vowed Ellison Harding
  • Mrs. Stanton delivered this address before a joint session of the New York legislature in March 1860.

    Susan B. Anthony Alma Lutz
  • The Assembly and Senate in joint session examined witnesses, and heard him and the petitioner by counsel.

    Inventors Philip Gengembre Hubert
  • Both Houses shall meet in joint session at the opening and closing of the National Assembly.

    The Fight For The Republic in China Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale

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