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Definition: Church session
, n. [L. sessio, fr. sedere, sessum, to sit:
cf. F. session. See Sit
1. The act of sitting, or the state of being seated.
So much his ascension into heaven and his session at
the right hand of God do import. --Hooker.
But Viven, gathering somewhat of his mood, . . .
Leaped from her session on his lap, and stood.
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.
It's fit this royal session do proceed. --Shak.
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.
It was resolved that the convocation should meet at
the beginning of the next session of Parliament.
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
, 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.
. (Eng.Law) See under Quarter
Sessions of the peace
, sittings held by justices of the
(ch[^u]rch), n. [OE. chirche, chireche, cherche,
Scot. kirk, from AS. circe, cyrice; akin to D. kerk, Icel.
kirkja, Sw. kyrka, Dan. kirke, G. kirche, OHG. chirihha; all
fr. Gr. kyriako`n the Lord's house, fr. kyriako`s concerning
a master or lord, fr. ky`rios master, lord, fr. ky^ros power,
might; akin to Skr. [,c][=u]ra hero, Zend. [,c]ura strong,
OIr. caur, cur, hero. Cf. Kirk
1. A building set apart for Christian worship.
2. A Jewish or heathen temple. [Obs.] --Acts xix. 37.
3. A formally organized body of Christian believers
worshiping together. “When they had ordained them elders
in every church.”
--Acts xiv. 23.
4. A body of Christian believers, holding the same creed,
observing the same rites, and acknowledging the same
ecclesiastical authority; a denomination; as, the Roman
Catholic church; the Presbyterian church.
5. The collective body of Christians.
6. Any body of worshipers; as, the Jewish church; the church
7. The aggregate of religious influences in a community;
ecclesiastical influence, authority, etc.; as, to array
the power of the church against some moral evil.
Remember that both church and state are properly the
rulers of the people, only because they are their
Note: Church is often used in composition to denote something
belonging or relating to the church; as, church
authority; church history; church member; church music,
. See under Apostolic
. See Broad Church
or Universal church
, the whole body of
believers in Christ throughout the world.
Church of England
, or English church
, the Episcopal
church established and endowed in England by law.
, a benefice in an established church.
. See under Militant
(Zo["o]l.), the white owl. See Barn owl
, a tax levied on parishioners for the
maintenance of the church and its services.
. See under Session
. See under Triumphant
, work on, or in behalf of, a church; the work
of a particular church for the spread of religion.
, the church maintained by the civil
authority; a state church.