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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.


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")


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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Often these identities overlap as postgraduate students are frequently sourced as sessional teaching staff (Beaton, Bradley, & Cope, 2013).
I have heard stories of sessional faculty being called "failed academics" to their faces; I have heard of tenured faculty who have questioned whether or not sessionals are qualified to teach courses above the first year and those who have demanded for more "checking up on" the courses staffed by sessionals.
The Sessional Journal of the Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia demonstrates some important aspects of archival research.
Any proposed solution must be accepted by a vote of the member states of the EU at sessional meetings, currently scheduled for May 12 and 21 and June 14.
In each the motives for organizing were the same: better wages, benefits and working conditions for student and sessional teachers, tutors, markers, and laboratory demonstrators.
OHS wish to put in place arrangements to enable access to a range of sessional healthcare professional staff to assist us on a regular, short to medium term basis and/or on an ad hoc sessional basis as required.
As Ms Mohamed and her principal secretaries Collette Suda (University Education) and Bellio Kipsang (Basic Education) were briefing the National Assembly's Education committee on the progress of the review at Panafric Hotel in Nairobi, Mr Sossion, who is a member of the committee, was at Knut headquarters releasing his report.Ms Mohamed assured the committee that their input and that of other stakeholders would be considered in the sessional paper that is set to be tabled in Parliament.
The particulars are in a report of the Nairobi County Assembly sectoral committee on Housing on the consideration of the Sessional Paper 1 of 2018 on the Urban Regeneration policy.
On June 25, two days prior to the scheduled ending of the emergency session, the House passed a Sessional Order requiring the Legislature to adjourn for the summer on that day instead of on June 27.
The twins were inducted into the Newcastle United Foundation as sessional coaches after two years of volunteering.
"As the courses are sessional you are not always guaranteed the same classes each term.