executive session

noun

Definition of executive session

  1. :  a usually closed session (as of a legislative body) that functions as an executive council (as of the U.S. Senate when considering appointments or the ratification of treaties)

1840

First Known Use of executive session

1840


Law Dictionary

executive session

noun

Legal Definition of executive session

  1. :  a closed session (as of the U.S. Senate) in which executive business (as consideration of appointments or ratification of treaties) is taken care of — compare legislative session


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