Webster 1913 Edition
sessum, to sit: cf. F.
The act of sitting, or the state of being seated.
So much his ascension into heaven and his
sessionat the right hand of God do import.
But Viven, gathering somewhat of his mood, . . .
Leaped from her
Leaped from her
sessionon his lap, and stood.
The actual sitting of a court, council, legislature, etc., or the actual assembly of the members of such a body, for the transaction of business.
It’s fit this royal
Hence, also, the time, period, or term during which a court, council, legislature, etc., meets daily for business; or, the space of time between the first meeting and the prorogation or adjournment; thus, a session of Parliaments is opened with a speech from the throne, and closed by prorogation. The session of a judicial court is called a term.
It was resolved that the convocation should meet at the beginning of the next
☞ Sessions, in some of the States, is particularly used as a title for a court of justices, held for granting licenses to innkeepers, etc., and for laying out highways, and the like; it is also the title of several courts of criminal jurisdiction in England and the United States.
the lowest court in the Presbyterian Church, composed of the pastor and a body of elders elected by the members of a particular church, and having the care of matters pertaining to the religious interests of that church, as the admission and dismission of members, discipline, etc.–
Court of Session,
the supreme civil court of Scotland.–
Sessions of the peace,
sittings held by justices of the peace.
Webster 1828 Edition
1. A sitting or being placed; as the ascension of Christ and his session at the right hand of God.
2. The actual sitting of a court, council, legislature, &c.; or the actual assembly of the members of these o rany similar body for the transaction of business. Thus we say, the court is now in session, meaning that the members are assembled for business.
3. The time, space or term during which a court, council, legislature and the like, meet for daily business; or the space of time between the first meeting and the prorogation of adjournment. Thus a session of parliament is opened with a speech from the throne, and closed by prorogation. The session of a judicial court is called a term. Thus a court may have two sessions or four sessions annually. The supreme court of the United States has one anual session. The legislatures of most of the states have one anualsession only; some have more. The congress of the United States has one only.
4. Sessions, in some of the states, is particularly used for a court of justices, held for granting licenses to innkeepers or taverners, for laying out new highways or altering old ones and the like.
session (plural sessions)
- A period devoted to a particular activity.
- a training session
- "Are we having a recording session?" / "Yes. We've even got some session musicians to provide some brass."
- 2009, Michael Otto; Stefan G. Hofmann, Avoiding Treatment Failures in the Anxiety Disorders, page 137:
- Alternatively, if the patient is stuck ritualizing before session, then the therapist might want to create contingencies that might help the patient come in on time
- A meeting of a council, court, or legislative body to conduct its business.
- This court is now in session.
- (computing) The sequence of interactions between client and server, or between user and system; the period during which a user is logged in or connected.
- Logging out or shutting down the computer will end your session.
- (cricket) Any of the three scheduled two hour playing sessions, from the start of play to lunch, from lunch to tea and from tea to the close of play.
- (obsolete) The act of sitting, or the state of being seated.
- So much his ascension into heaven and his session at the right hand of God do import.
- But Vivien, gathering somewhat of his mood, […] / Leaped from her session on his lap, and stood.
- (music) jam session
- (education) An academic term.
period devoted to a particular activity
meeting of a body to conduct business
(computing) the sequence of interactions between client and server
session (third-person singular simple present sessions, present participle sessioning, simple past and past participle sessioned)
- (music) To hold or participate in a jam session with other musicians.
- Genitive singular form of sessio.