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executive session

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noun Government.
  1. a session, generally closed to the public, of a legislative body or its leaders.
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Origin of executive session

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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executive session

noun US government
  1. a session of the Senate for the discussion of executive business, such as the ratification of treaties: formerly held in secret
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