executive session

noun Government.
a session, generally closed to the public, of a legislative body or its leaders.

Origin:
1830–40, Americanism

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executive session
 
n
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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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.
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