special session
special session n: an extraordinary session (as of a court or a legislative body)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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  • Special session — Special Spe cial, a. [L. specialis, fr. species a particular sort, kind, or quality: cf. F. sp[ e]cial. See {Species}, and cf. {Especial}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; constituting a species or sort. [1913 Webster] A special is called by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Special session — In a legislature, a special session is a period when the body convenes outside of the normal legislative schedule. This most frequently occurs in order to complete unfinished tasks for the year (often delayed by conflict between political… …   Wikipedia

  • special session — special meeting, special assembly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • special session — noun a session that is held in addition to the regular sessions • Hypernyms: ↑session * * * noun 1. : an extraordinary session (as of a legislative body) 2. special sessions plural : sittings held by two or more British magistrates or justices… …   Useful english dictionary

  • special session — Any session of a legislative body which is lawfully held and which is not a regular session or a part or an adjournment of a regular session. People ex rel. Carter v Rice, 135 NY 473, 31 NE 921. See sessions of the peace …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • special session — An extraordinary session. See session …   Black's law dictionary

  • special session — a session, as of a legislature or council, called to meet in addition to those held regularly. [1840 50, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sixth emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly — The sixth emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly was held between 10 January–14 January 1980 to consider the situation in Afghanistan. As the Soviet war in Afghanistan began members of the United Nation s General… …   Wikipedia

  • First emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly — The first emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly was convened on 1 November and ended on 10 November 1956 resolving the Suez Crisis by creating the United Nations Emergency Force to provide an international presence… …   Wikipedia

  • Tenth emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly — The tenth emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly centers on the Israeli Palestinian conflict: the ongoing dispute and conflict over the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The session was first convened in 1997 under the… …   Wikipedia

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