Sessile-eyed to Set
Sessile-eyed Crustacea, the Arthrostraca.
(Ses"sile-eyed`) a. (Zoöl.) Having eyes which are not elevated on a stalk; opposed to
(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]
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, . . .Tennyson.
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.Macaulay.
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.
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.]
(Ses"sion*al) a. Of or pertaining to a session or sessions.
(Sess"pool`) n. [Prov. E. suss hogwash, soss a dirty mess, a puddle + E. pool a puddle; cf.
Gael. ses a coarse mess.] Same as Cesspool.
(Ses"terce) n. [L. sestertius fr. sestertius two and a half; semis half + tertius third: cf. F.
sesterce.] (Rom. Antiq.) A Roman coin or denomination of money, in value the fourth part of a denarius,
and originally containing two asses and a half, afterward four asses, equal to about two pence sterling,
or four cents.
The sestertium was equivalent to one thousand sesterces, equal to £8 17s 1d. sterling, or about $43,
before the reign of Augustus. After his reign its value was about £7 16s. 3d. sterling. The sesterce was
originally coined only in silver, but later both in silver and brass.
(Ses*tet") n. [It. sestetto, fr. sesto sixth, L. sextus, fr. sex six.]
1. (Mus.) A piece of music composed for six voices or six instruments; a sextet; called also sestuor.
[Written also sestett, sestette.]
2. (Poet.) The last six lines of a sonnet.