- the sitting together of a court, council, legislature, or the like, for conference or the transaction of business: Congress is now in session.
- a single continuous sitting, or period of sitting, of persons so assembled.
- a continuous series of sittings or meetings of a court, legislature, or the like.
- the period or term during which such a series is held.
- sessions, (in English law) the sittings or a sitting of justices in court, usually to deal with minor offenses, grant licenses, etc.
- a single continuous course or period of lessons, study, etc., in the work of a day at school: two afternoon sessions a week.
- a portion of the year into which instruction is organized at a college or other educational institution.
- the governing body of a local Presbyterian church, composed of the pastor who moderates and the elders.
- a period of time during which a group of persons meets to pursue a particular activity: A few of the kids got together for a study session.
Origin of session
Examples from the Web for session
These are eight of the most interesting laws passed in the second session of the 113th Congress.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive
December 29, 2014
Couple removed the weights and continued the session further.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau
December 20, 2014
But when the 114th Congress gavels into session in January, GOP speechwriters are going to need some new material.Harvard’s Conservative Cabal Takes Congress
December 17, 2014
He started out with solo flights, but in this session over the desert outside Dubai he really pushes the envelope.Daredevil in a Jetpack Flies Alongside A Plane
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
December 12, 2014
During one session, detainee Abu Zubaydah became “completely unresponsive with bubbles rising through his open full mouth.”The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’
Shane Harris, Tim Mak
December 9, 2014
From the very beginning of the session their overthrow was imminent.
During this session other difficulties were encountered by the Ministry.
The budget of the session of 1882 was presented by Mr. Gladstone April 24th.
It had been voted without debate at the very close of the session.Heroes of the Telegraph
In the sixth session, the same was done with the letter of Ibas.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI
Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
- the meeting of a court, legislature, judicial body, etc, for the execution of its function or the transaction of business
- a single continuous meeting of such a body
- a series or period of such meetings
- the time during which classes are held
- a school or university term or year
- Presbyterian Church the judicial and administrative body presiding over a local congregation and consisting of the minister and elders
- a meeting of a group of musicians to record in a studio
- a meeting of a group of people to pursue an activity
- any period devoted to an activity
- See Court of Session
Word Origin and History for session
late 14c., "periodical sitting of a court," from Old French session "act or state of sitting; assembly," from Latin sessionem (nominative sessio) "act of sitting; a seat; loitering; a session," noun of action from past participle stem of sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). Sense of "period set aside for some activity" is first recorded 1920, in bull session, probably from quarter sessions courts (see quarter (n.)). Musical sense of "recording occasion in a studio" is from 1927.
Idioms and Phrases with session
see bull session.