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executive session

noun, Government
1.
a session, generally closed to the public, of a legislative body or its leaders.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40, Americanism
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Examples from the web for executive session
  • He was then excused from the meeting, as his peers deliberated in a closed executive session.
  • executive session was properly held to discuss issues regarding disciplinary action relating to constables.
British Dictionary definitions for executive session

executive session

noun (US, government)
1.
a session of the Senate for the discussion of executive business, such as the ratification of treaties: formerly held in secret
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