executive session
noun Date: 1840 a usually closed session (as of a legislative body) that functions as an executive council (as of the United States Senate when considering appointments or the ratification of treaties)

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  • executive session — n: 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 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • executive session — of a board or governmental body is a session closed to the public, and at which only such selected persons as the board or other body may invite are permitted to be present. Blum v. Board of Zoning and Appeals of Town of North Hempstead, 1… …   Black's law dictionary

  • executive session — of a board or governmental body is a session closed to the public, and at which only such selected persons as the board or other body may invite are permitted to be present. Blum v. Board of Zoning and Appeals of Town of North Hempstead, 1… …   Black's law dictionary

  • executive session — n. a session, as of a legislative body, commission, etc., that is not open to the public …   English World dictionary

  • Executive session — An executive session is a portion of the United States Senate s daily session in which it considers nominations and treaties, or other items introduced by the President of the United States. These items are termed executive business ; therefore,… …   Wikipedia

  • executive session — noun a session (usually of a legislative body) that is closed to the public • Syn: ↑closed session • Hypernyms: ↑session …   Useful english dictionary

  • executive session — Govt. a session, generally closed to the public, of a legislative body or its leaders. [1830 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • executive session — exec′utive ses′sion n. gov a session of a legislative body or its leaders, generally closed to the public • Etymology: 1830–40, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • executive session — noun US a closed meeting of a governing body …   English new terms dictionary

  • Session — may refer to:Bureaucracy*Executive session, a portion of the United States Senate s daily session *Judicial session *Legislative session *Session (parliamentary procedure) *Presbyterian polity *Court of Session, the supreme civil court of… …   Wikipedia

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