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A session, as of a legislature or committee, often closed to the public, in which executive business is transacted.
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a session of the Senate for the discussion of executive business, such as the ratification of treaties: formerly held in secret
a session of a legislative body or its leaders, generally closed to the public.
A session, usually closed to the public, of a legislative body during which it carries out executive business, such as the ratification of a treaty by the Senate.