session

[ sesh-uh n ]
/ ˈsɛʃ ən /

noun

Origin of session

1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin sessiōn- (stem of sessiō) law-court sitting, Latin: sitting, equivalent to sess(us) (past participle of sedēre to sit1) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

ses·sion·al, adjectivepre·ses·sion, noun

Can be confused

cession secession session
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British Dictionary definitions for presession

session

/ (ˈsɛʃən) /

noun

Derived Forms

sessional, adjectivesessionally, adverb

Word Origin for session

C14: from Latin sessiō a sitting, from sedēre to sit
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Idioms and Phrases with presession

session


see bull session.

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