executive session


Definition of executive session

: 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)

Examples of executive session in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After a brief executive session, commissioners voted to grant the rehearing immediately. al, "Birmingham LGBTQ safe space charter school approved for 2021 opening," 5 Nov. 2020 Murkowski and Collins both voted against going into executive session to allow McConnell to file cloture on Barrett's nomination. Grace Segers, CBS News, "Senate to debate Barrett nomination over the weekend, setting up vote Monday," 24 Oct. 2020 The board then went into an executive session, which lasted more than 90 minutes. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, "Bolden named interim superintendent of Solon Schools; only title changes," 7 July 2020 The commission has a full agenda with 17 items of new business listed to go along with an executive session wherein the commissioners will discuss the roles of the city manager and city attorney. Roy Kent, Houston Chronicle, "THIS WEEK: Controversial Richmond monument may be headed to Sugar Land," 18 Oct. 2020 The chief attorney for the commission discussed the legal concerns in an executive session with the regulators Wednesday. Ryan Randazzo, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona regulators give OK to requiring more energy efficiency from utilities," 15 Oct. 2020 The agenda includes welcoming remarks, a briefing on the Alamo plan and a possible executive session on issues involving economic development or real property. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, "Citizen panel to revisit Alamo project in wake of state rejecting permit to move Cenotaph," 29 Sep. 2020 Interviews will be held during an executive session of council via Zoom at 6 p.m. Sept. 22. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, "Orange council increases village’s rates for emergency medical services," 10 Sep. 2020 Soler had called in for the earlier executive session portion. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee's Fire and Police Commission outlined a process to pick the next police chief. Now, it might be changing it.," 9 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of executive session

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Executive session.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/executive%20session. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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Legal Definition of executive session

: 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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