The sitting of a court, legislature, council, commission, etc., for the transaction of its proper business. Hence, the period of time, within any one day, during which such body is assembled in form, and engaged in the transaction of business, or, in a more extended sense, the whole space of time from its first assembling to its prorogation or adjournment sine die. Either a day or a period of days in which a court, legislature, etc. carries on its business.
Strictly speaking, the word "session," as applied to a court of justice, is not synonymous with the word "term." The "session" of a court is the time during which it actually sits for the transaction of judicial business, and hence terminates each day with the rising of the court. A "term", or "sitting" in current English practice, of court, is the period fixed by law, usually embracing many days or weeks, during which it shall be open for the transaction of judicial business and during which it may hold sessions from day to day. But this distinction is not always observed, many authorities using the two words interchangeably.
See also extra session
- term.
@ joint session
Meeting together and commingling of the two houses of a legislative body, sitting and acting together as one body, instead of separately in their respective houses.
@ quarter sessions
@ regular session
An ordinary, general, or stated session (as of a legislative body), as distinguished from a special or extra session
@ session laws
The name commonly given to the body of laws enacted by a state legislature at one of its annual or biennial sessions. So called to distinguish them from the "compiled laws" or "revised statutes" of the state. Published laws of a state enacted by each assembly and separately bound for the session and for extra sessions. The session laws are normally published on a periodic basis, in a pamphlet format, throughout the legislative session and then at the end of the session are bound, in the order of their enactment, into a more permanent form. Such session laws in addition are incorporated into state and federal annotated or unannotated statute publications

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

(of a court, of a legislature, etc.)

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