general sessions

  1. a court of general jurisdiction in criminal cases in some U.S. states.

Origin of general sessions

First recorded in 1685–95

Words Nearby general sessions Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use general sessions in a sentence

  • So just the week before she lands he takes a plea in general sessions and the judge gives him four years.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm | Irvin S. Cobb
  • Each group was to concentrate on one talent, but general sessions for the entire class give everyone practice in all talents.

    Stopover | William Gerken
  • Why—from his arrest to the present time—and for his defense here in general sessions.

    By Advice of Counsel | Arthur Train
  • Women take part much more freely than they do in the general sessions of the institute.

    Chapters in Rural Progress | Kenyon L. Butterfield
  • Wanderers from Fifth avenue who never in their lives had been in the general sessions before begged and badgered their way there.