4. The actual presence or meeting of any body of men in their seats, clothed with authority to transact business; a session; as, a sitting of the judges of the King's Bench, or of a commission. "The sitting closed in great agitation." (Macaulay)
5. The time during which one sits while doing something, as reading a book, playing a game, etc. "For the understanding of any one of St. Paul's Epistles I read it all through at one sitting." (Locke)
6. A brooding over eggs for hatching, as by fowls. "The male bird . . . Amuses her [the female] with his songs during the whole time of her sitting." (Addison) Sitting room, an apartment where the members of a family usually sit, as distinguished from a drawing-room, parlor, chamber, or kitchen.
(01 Mar 1998)
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