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  1. private; barred to members of the public   ⇒ a closed-door meeting

Example Sentences Including 'closed-door'

At the behest of Russia, an emergency, closed-door meeting of the Security Council was convened to consider what should come next.
Independent (1998)
He has been capped over 20 times for his country, and played for Bolton in a closed-door game last week.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
In terms of demographic composition, the transition from open- to closed-door policies towards labour migration has had three effects.
Ogden, Philip E & White, Paul E (eds.) Migrants in Modern France: Population Mobility in the Later Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Never mind, May thought, he's a closed-door politician, and I'm a woman of the people.
Richard Francis PROSPECT HILL (2003)
Stelco said it had closed-door discussions Friday with Justice James Farley, who is overseeing the company's restructuring in Toronto.
canada.com (2004)
The deadlock at Monday's closed-door committee meeting only made matters worse.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
There's a knock on the door and a motley bunch of people from an NGO walk in and demand a closed-door session with some of your workers.
Business Today (2001)


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