Definition of session
1 : a meeting or series of meetings of a body (such as a court or legislature) for the transaction of business morning session
2 sessions 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 : the period between the first meeting of a legislative or judicial body and the prorogation or final adjournment
4 : the ruling body of a Presbyterian congregation consisting of the elders in active service
5 : the period during the year or day in which a school conducts classes
6 : a meeting or period devoted to a particular activity a recording session
sessionalplay \ˈsesh-nəl, ˈse-shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of session in a sentence
Her health insurance will cover 12 one-hour sessions of therapy per year.
the U.N. Special Session on Disarmament
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
Definition of session
: employed to perform at recording sessions a session drummer
First Known Use of session
SESSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of session for English Language Learners
: 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
SESSION Defined for Kids
Definition of session for Students
1 : a meeting or period devoted to a particular activity The football team held a practice session.
2 : a single meeting (as of a court, lawmaking body, or school)
3 : a whole series of meetings Congress was in session for six months.
4 : the time during which a court, congress, or school meets
Legal Definition of session
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