executive session

noun
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

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)

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First Known Use of executive session

1840

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executive session

noun

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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