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session

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noun ses·sion \ˈse-shən\

Simple Definition of session

  • : a period of time that is used to do a particular activity

  • : a formal meeting or series of meetings of a group of people (such as a court of law or legislature)

  • : a period of time during the year in which a school, college, or university has classes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of session

  1. 1 :  a meeting or series of meetings of a body (as a court or legislature) for the transaction of business <morning session>

  2. 2 plural a (1) :  a sitting of English justices of peace in execution of the powers conferred by their commissions (2) :  an English court holding such sessionsb :  any of various courts similar to the English sessions

  3. 3 :  the period between the first meeting of a legislative or judicial body and the prorogation or final adjournment

  4. 4 :  the ruling body of a Presbyterian congregation consisting of the elders in active service

  5. 5 :  the period during the year or day in which a school conducts classes

  6. 6 :  a meeting or period devoted to a particular activity <a recording session>

sessional

play \ˈsesh-nəl, ˈse-shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of session in a sentence

  1. Her health insurance will cover 12 one-hour sessions of therapy per year.

  2. the U.N. Special Session on Disarmament

  3. I'm going to take classes during the summer session.



Origin and Etymology of session

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin session-, sessio, literally, act of sitting, from sedēre to sit — more at sit


First Known Use: 14th century


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session

adjective ses·sion

Definition of session

  1. :  employed to perform at recording sessions <a session drummer>



1958

First Known Use of session

1958



SESSION Defined for Kids

session

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noun ses·sion \ˈse-shən\

Definition of session for Students

  1. 1 :  a meeting or period devoted to a particular activity <The football team held a practice session.>

  2. 2 :  a single meeting (as of a court, lawmaking body, or school)

  3. 3 :  a whole series of meetings <Congress was in session for six months.>

  4. 4 :  the time during which a court, congress, or school meets




Law Dictionary

session

noun ses·sion

Legal Definition of session

  1. :  a meeting or series of meetings of a body (as a court or legislature) for the transaction of business; also :  the period between the first meeting of a legislative or judicial body and the final adjournment — see also regular session, special session




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