executive session

Definition of "executive session"
  1. An off-the-record meeting, particularly in a legislative context such as the U.S. Senate, where members discuss and handle affairs related to executive decisions like appointing staff or ratifying treaties
How to use "executive session" in a sentence
  1. The committee convened in an executive session to discuss the ratification of the impending trade agreement.
  2. The Senate discusses important executive matters in an executive session, generally closed to the public and media.
  3. Appointments to high-ranking posts were typically handled in the executive session before they were made public.

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