Legal Definition and Related Resources of Session

Meaning of Session

The sittings of a court , the sittings of a legislative assembly , for the transaction of business .

Session Alternative Definition

The time during which a legislative body, a court, or other assembly sits for the transaction of business; as, a session of congress, which commences on the day appointed by the constitution, and ends when congress finally adjourns before the commencement of the next session; the session of a court, which commences at the day appointed by law, and ends when the court finally rises. A term.

Synonyms of Session


  • assembly
  • audience
  • caucus
  • conclave
  • conference
  • congregation
  • congress
  • consultation
  • convention
  • conventus
  • convocation
  • council
  • diet
  • forgathering
  • forum
  • gathering
  • hearing
  • meeting
  • parley
  • plenum
  • rendezvous
  • round table
  • sitting
  • synod
  • term
  • union Associated Concepts: general sessions
  • joint session
  • regular session
  • session laws
  • special sessions

Related Entries of Session in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

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Session in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Adjourn, Bench, Bench Warrant, Calendar Call, Continuance, Enrolled Bill Rule, Prorogation, , Sit In Banc, Sittings Of A Court, , This Day Six Months.


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Meaning of Session in Political Science

A very basic notion of Session related to the United States’election law is provided here: The period of time each year when Congress meets



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