Definitions of session

  1. the time during which a school holds classes; " they had to shorten the school term"
  2. a meeting of spiritualists; " the seance was held in the medium's parlor"
  3. a meeting devoted to a particular activity; " a filming session"; " a gossip session"
  4. The act of sitting, or the state of being seated.
  5. Hence, also, the time, period, or term during which a court, council, legislature, etc., meets daily for business; or, the space of time between the first meeting and the prorogation or adjournment; thus, a session of Parliaments is opened with a speech from the throne, and closed by prorogation. The session of a judicial court is called a term.
  6. The time during which any school, court, council, or lawmaking body holds its sittings; the sitting of such a body.
  7. The sitting or assembly of a court or public body: the time it sits: the period of time between the meeting and adjournment of Congress: ( Scotland) the lowest ecclesiastical court of a Presbyterian church.
  8. Meeting of a public body, or the time it sits.
  9. A sitting or meeting of an organized body, or the time during which it remains sitting.
  10. A sitting; the actual sitting or assembling of a court, council, or legislative body; the time or term of a sitting; the time between the first meeting and the prorogation of Parliament, The Court of Session, the supreme civil court of Scotland. Kirk Session, the lowest judicial court of the Presbyterian Church. Quarter Sessions, magisterial courts held in England for the trial of minor felonies and misdemeanours.
  11. The actual sitting of a court, council, legislature, & c., for the transaction of business; the actual time during which they sit or meet, with only short adjournments; in Eng., the period of time between the first meeting of Parliament and its prorogation; in Scot., the lowest ecclesiastical court of a Presbyterian Church.

Usage examples for session

  1. The Governor remained firm and unmoved to the end of the session. – History of the Constitutions of Iowa by Benjamin F. Shambaugh
  2. It may then lie over and be taken up and passed at the next session. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. " Since this is our last session with you, we hope some fresh proposals have occurred to your honorable council during your absence," hummed the speaker through Powers' skull. – Join Our Gang? by Sterling E. Lanier
  4. I shall ask you to be seated, madam, for a few moments while I conduct these young ladies to the board, which is now in session. – Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman by Emma Speed Sampson
  5. Winfree obediently placed his feet at right angles, raised his foil, and " sat down," assuming the bent- leg position and feeling his leg- muscles, still sore from his last session with MacHenery, begin to complain. – The Great Potlatch Riots by Allen Kim Lang
  6. Will you give me a session with the board?" – The Come Back by Carolyn Wells
  7. " Better come to this afternoon's session of the case," he said. – Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories Emerson's Wife -- Colonel Kate's Protégée -- The Kid of Apache Teju -- A Blaze on Pard Huff -- How Colonel Kate Won Her Spurs -- Hollyhocks -- The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Johnson Sides -- A Piece of Wreckag by Florence Finch Kelly
  8. So bad did business conditions become that the President called Congress to meet in special session in August to remedy matters. – A Brief History of the United States by John Bach McMaster
  9. I take it, he has never been absent from a session for twenty years; for, if sick before, he is certain to get well in time for business, spite of his physician. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  10. " This is merry war," gasped Wallbridge, at the close of the last session. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  11. Passing the headquarters building where they had been in session during the morning, they were surprised to see Lieutenant Riggs standing alone at the doorway and gazing anxiously down the street. – Campaigning with Crook and Stories of Army Life by Charles King
  12. The session will go on, every one says, till quite the end of September. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  13. Members of Parliament could not be arrested while Parliament was in session. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  14. In those far- off days it was considered becoming on the part of a young member of the House to observe a modest silence for a great part of his first session, and to make himself familiar with the assembly before he ventured on any public display of his eloquence. – A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume IV (of 4) by Justin McCarthy and Justin Huntly McCarthy
  15. He was a lord of session, and had taken his title from the place, which he inherited from his father; who, although a laird, had been so little of a gentleman, that the lordship had not been enough to make one of his son. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  16. We had been laying up a stock of health, by such manly exercises for the coming session. – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker