: barring public and press
a closed-door session of the investigating committee

Examples of closed-door in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Customers must then use a special security pass to enter a closed-door room to purchase cannabis-containing items such as marijuana flowers, edibles, topicals, gummies and cookies. Sherry Greenfield, Baltimore Sun, 10 Sep. 2023 McConnell, 81, addressed a pack of reporters after a closed-door policy lunch with the Senate Republican Conference. Alexandra Hutzler, ABC News, 6 Sep. 2023 That's according to The Associated Press, which cited a lawmaker who attended a closed-door briefing Monday with the head of South Korea's top spy agency. Josh Meyer, USA TODAY, 6 Sep. 2023 The latest shortfall was announced by Mayor Robert Sullivan late Thursday night following an hours-long closed-door session of the School Committee. John Hilliard, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Sep. 2023 Earlier this summer, Schumer held a series of closed-door senators-only briefings on AI, which included a first-ever classified briefing by US national security officials on artificial intelligence. Brian Fung, CNN, 29 Aug. 2023 Since officially announcing his 2024 bid in May, Mr. DeSantis has spent several days per week out of Florida, usually meeting voters in the early nominating states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, or attending closed-door fund-raisers with donors. Nicholas Nehamas, New York Times, 28 Aug. 2023 Hunter's former business partner Devon Archer, who also served on Burisma's board, testified in a closed-door House Oversight Committee hearing in July that, amid pressure from Shokin's office and other entities investigating Burisma, company leaders turned to Hunter for help. Thomas Catenacci, Fox News, 25 Aug. 2023 The nation’s top law enforcement officer visited an Alaska village on Tuesday and met with Alaska Native leaders in a closed-door Anchorage meeting before announcing the U.S. Department of Justice will deliver $22 million to help dozens of Alaska tribes boost their support for crime victims. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of closed-door was in 1950

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“Closed-door.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/closed-door. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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