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a. A meeting of a legislative or judicial body for the purpose of transacting business.
b. A series of such meetings.
c. The term or duration of time that is taken by such a series of meetings.
2. The part of a year or of a day during which a school holds classes.
3. A period of time devoted to a specific activity: a recording session at a music studio; a login session that was disrupted by a power outage.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin sessiō, sessiōn-, act of sitting, from sessus, past participle of sedēre, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

ses′sion·al adj.
ses′sion·al·ly adv.


[ˈseʃənl] ADJ [exam] → de fin de curso
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The governor's pledges for the health sector and others are in the Mountain Cities Blueprint, which is the county's sessional paper and vision document.
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Power intend to apply for planning permission for change of use from retail to Sessional Montessori (88m2) at ground floor level and associated changes to elevation at 64 Churchwell Drive (corner of Belmayne Ave), Belmayne, Dublin 13.
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We also offer full wraparound care for working parents as well as sessional care and after school club/holiday club.
The sessional talks and poster presentations covered the spectrum, from analytical to organic chemistry.
The local districts covered by the order include: The area comprised of the city of Liverpool, the county boroughs of Birkenhead, Bootle and Wallasey, the urban district of Ellesmere Port and Whitby, and the petty sessional division of Wirral, in the County of Chester, and the petty sessional division of Southport, Birkdale, Ormskirk and Prescot, in the County of Lancaster.
Overheads include room hire, transport, insurance and sessional fees for artists.