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Executive session   /ɪgzˈɛkjətɪv sˈɛʃən/   Listen
Executive session

noun
1.
A session (usually of a legislative body) that is closed to the public.  Synonym: closed session.






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"Executive session" Quotes from Famous Books



... Washer and Bouncer and Close and Courtney went into executive session; two o'clock came, three o'clock, four o'clock, and still no meeting. At the latter hour Johnny, making his tireless rounds but afflicted with despair, located Billy Wobbles, the one with the jerky eyelids and impulsive knees, on the loggia with Loring; Eugene was in the poker room ...
— Five Thousand an Hour - How Johnny Gamble Won the Heiress • George Randolph Chester

... Arneel. "Anson, you know him better than some of the rest of us. Perhaps you had better see if you can get him on the telephone and ask him to call. Tell him that we are here in executive session." ...
— The Titan • Theodore Dreiser

... embarrassment. Apprehensive of party discord, Thurlow Weed, at a dinner given the Vice President and Senator, had arranged for conferences between them upon important appointments within the State; but Seward's first knowledge of the New York custom-house appointments came to him in an executive session for their confirmation. Seward, as Lincoln afterward said, "was a man without gall," and he did not openly resent the infraction of the agreement; but when Weed, upon reaching Washington, discovered that ...
— A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3 • DeAlva Stanwood Alexander

... ball would come to me. [Footnote: The promotions of Ohio officers then pending, besides my own, were of Schenck, McCook, Rosecrans, Stanley, McPherson, and Sheridan.] To complete the story of the promotions made at this time, it may be added that a short executive session of the Senate was held after the regular adjournment of Congress on the 4th of March, and that the President sent in the names of Carl Schurz and Julius Stahel to be made major-generals. For one of these a vacancy was made by the ...
— Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V1 • Jacob Dolson Cox



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