session

sessional, adj.
/sesh"euhn/, n.
1. the sitting together of a court, council, legislature, or the like, for conference or the transaction of business: Congress is now in session.
2. a single continuous sitting, or period of sitting, of persons so assembled.
3. a continuous series of sittings or meetings of a court, legislature, or the like.
4. the period or term during which such a series is held.
5. sessions, (in English law) the sittings or a sitting of justices in court, usually to deal with minor offenses, grant licenses, etc.
6. a single continuous course or period of lessons, study, etc., in the work of a day at school: two afternoon sessions a week.
7. a portion of the year into which instruction is organized at a college or other educational institution.
8. the governing body of a local Presbyterian church, composed of the pastor who moderates and the elders.
9. 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.
[1350-1400; ME < ML session- (s. of sessio) law-court sitting, L: sitting, equiv. to sess(us) (ptp. of sedere to SIT1) + -ion- -ION]

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Synonyms:
(of a court, of a legislature, etc.)


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