[ sesh-uh n ]
/ ˈsɛʃ ən /
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
Related formsses·sion·al, adjectivepre·ses·sion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for presession
/ (ˈsɛʃən) /
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
Derived Formssessional, 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
see bull session.
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