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Session

The sitting of a court, legislature, council, or commission for the transaction of its proper business.

A session can be the period of time within any one day during which the body is assembled and engaged in business. In a more extended sense, the session can be the whole space of time from the first assembling of the body to its adjournment.

A joint session is the convening of the two houses of a legislative body to sit and act together as one body, instead of separately in their respective houses.

As applied to a court, the word session is not strictly synonymous with the word term. The session of a court is the time during which it actually sits each day for the transaction of judicial business. A term of a court is the period fixed by law—usually amounting to many days or weeks—during which it is open for judicial business and during which it can hold sessions from day to day. The two words are, however, frequently used interchangeably.

session

n. 1) a meeting (or "sitting") of a court for a particular period of time. "Session" technically means one day's business (as in "today's session"). 2) the "term" of an appeals court covering several months (as in the "Spring Term" or the "October Term")

session

noun assembly, audience, caucus, conclave, conference, congregation, congress, consultation, conventus, convocation, council, diet, forgathering, forum, gathering, hearing, meeting, parley, plenum, round table, sitting, synod, term, union
Associated concepts: general sessions, joint session, regular session, session laws, special sessions
See also: body, caucus, chamber, conference, congregation, duration, meeting, period, phase, term

session

the meeting of a court, legislature or judicial body, for the execution of its function or the transaction of business.

SESSION. The time during which a legislative body, a court or other assembly sits for the transaction of business; as, a session of congress, which commences on the day appointed by the constitution, and ends when congress finally adjourns before the commencement of the next session; the session of a court, which commences at the day appointed by law, and ends when the court finally rises a term.

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He was in London, if not for the Parliament session, at least in May, for the religious meetings.
He lay in prison very ill, during the whole interval between his committal for trial, and the coming round of the Sessions.
Nay,' says she, 'for you are mistaken there, I assure you, for I am under sentence, only I pleaded my belly, but I am no more with child than the judge that tried me, and I expect to be called down next sessions.
I know not how it was, but by the indefatigable application of my diligent governess I had no bill preferred against me the first sessions, I mean to the grand jury, at Guildhall; so I had another month or five weeks before me, and without doubt this ought to have been accepted by me, as so much time given me for reflection upon what was past, and preparation for what was to come; or, in a word, I ought to have esteemed it as a space given me for repentance, and have employed it as such, but it was not in me.
George the Third steps in when they number very strong at the end of a sessions, and says, "These are too many for Dennis.
Well,' said the ruffian, 'I've been once--twice, counting the time I was christened--and when I heard the Parliament prayed for, and thought how many new hanging laws they made every sessions, I considered that I was prayed for.
whether the Clerkinwell Sessions will not find themselves in the wrong box before they have done with me.
The Clerkinwell Sessions have brought it upon themselves, ma'am,' replied Mr.
5:30 pm-7:00 pm Poster Session and AC Conference Reception
The present study was a randomized experiment comparing traditional lectures to a self-directed learning approach that involved replacing all lectures with free student study time and the availability of weekly question-answer session with the course coordinator.
The automotive technical session will include two presentations on improved PU foam testing methods that are said to save time and reduce costs.