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 for Session
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Session \Ses"sion\, n. [L. sessio, fr. sedere, sessum, to sit:
     cf. F. session. See Sit.]
     1. The act of sitting, or the state of being seated.
        [Archaic]
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              So much his ascension into heaven and his session at
              the right hand of God do import.      --Hooker.
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              But Viven, gathering somewhat of his mood, . . .
              Leaped from her session on his lap, and stood.
                                                    --Tennyson.
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     2. 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.
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              It's fit this royal session do proceed. --Shak.
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     3. 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.
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              It was resolved that the convocation should meet at
              the beginning of the next session of Parliament.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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     Note: Sessions, in some of the States, is particularly used
           as a title for a court of justices, held for granting
           licenses to innkeepers, etc., and for laying out
           highways, and the like; it is also the title of several
           courts of criminal jurisdiction in England and the
           United States.
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     Church session, the lowest court in the Presbyterian
        Church, composed of the pastor and a body of elders
        elected by the members of a particular church, and having
        the care of matters pertaining to the religious interests
        of that church, as the admission and dismission of
        members, discipline, etc.
  
     Court of Session, the supreme civil court of Scotland.
  
     Quarter sessions. (Eng.Law) See under Quarter.
  
     Sessions of the peace, sittings held by justices of the
        peace. [Eng.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  session
      n 1: a meeting for execution of a group's functions; "it was the
           opening session of the legislature"
      2: the time during which a school holds classes; "they had to
         shorten the school term" [syn: school term, academic
         term, academic session, session]
      3: a meeting devoted to a particular activity; "a filming
         session"; "a gossip session"
      4: a meeting of spiritualists; "the seance was held in the
         medium's parlor" [syn: seance, sitting, session]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  138 Moby Thesaurus words for "session":
     Council of Nicaea, Council of Trent, Lateran Council,
     Vatican Council, abundant year, academic year, annum, assemblee,
     assembly, assignation, at home, audience, ball, bargaining,
     bargaining session, bissextile year, brawl, calendar month,
     calendar year, caucus, century, chapter, classis, colloquium,
     commission, committee, common year, conciliarism, conclave,
     concourse, confab, confabulation, conference, confrontation,
     congregation, congress, consistory, consultation, conventicle,
     convention, convocation, council, council fire, council of war,
     dance, date, day, decade, decennary, decennium, defective year,
     diet, diocesan conference, discussion, ecclesiastical council,
     ecumenical council, eisteddfod, exchange of views,
     eyeball-to-eyeball encounter, festivity, fete, fiscal year,
     forgathering, fortnight, forum, gathering, get-together, hearing,
     high-level talk, hour, housewarming, huddle, interchange of views,
     interview, leap year, levee, lunar month, lunar year, lunation,
     luster, lustrum, man-hour, meet, meeting, microsecond, millennium,
     millisecond, minute, moment, month, moon, negotiations,
     news conference, palaver, panel, parley, parochial church council,
     parochial council, party, period, plenary council, plenum,
     pourparler, powwow, presbytery, press conference, prom, quarter,
     quinquennium, quorum, rally, reception, regular year, rendezvous,
     seance, seating, second, semester, shindig, sidereal year, sit-in,
     sitting, soiree, solar year, summit, summit conference, summitry,
     sun, symposium, synod, term, trimester, turnout, twelvemonth,
     vestry, week, weekday, year
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  session
  
      1. A lasting connection between a user (or user
     agent) and a peer, typically a server, usually involving
     the exchange of many packets between the user's computer and
     the server.  A session is typically implemented as a layer in
     a network protocol (e.g. telnet, FTP).
  
     In the case of protocols where there is no concept of a
     session layer (e.g. UDP) or where sessions at the session
     layer are generally very short-lived (e.g. HTTP), virtual
     sessions are implemented by having each exchange between the
     user and the remote host include some form of cookie which
     stores state (e.g. a unique session ID, information about the
     user's preferences or authorisation level, etc.).
  
     See also login.
  
     2. A lasting connection using the session layer of a
     networking protocol.
  
     (1997-08-03)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SESSION. The time during which a legislative body, a court or other assembly 
  sits for the transaction of business; as, a session of congress, which 
  commences on the day appointed by the constitution, and ends when congress 
  finally adjourns before the commencement of the next session; the session of 
  a court, which commences at the day appointed by law, and ends when the 
  court finally rises a term. 
  
  

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