The actual sitting of a court, council, legislature, etc.,
or the actual assembly of the members of such a body, for the
transaction of business.
Hence, also, the time, period, or term during which a
court, council, legislature, etc., meets daily for business; or, the
space of time between the first meeting and the prorogation or
adjournment; thus, a session of Parliaments is opened with a speech
from the throne, and closed by prorogation. The session of a judicial
court is called a term.