- an official assembly of clergy or of clergy and laity, customary in many Christian denominations.
- a group of churches whose representatives regularly meet in such an assembly.
verb (used without object), con·fer·enced, con·fer·enc·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM conferencecon·fer·en·tial [kon-fuh-ren-shuhl], /ˌkɒn fəˈrɛn ʃəl/, adjectivepre·con·fer·ence, nounsub·con·fer·ence, nounsub·con·fer·en·tial, adjective
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Tensions had flared anew earlier Monday after a news conference with Kenosha Mayor John Antarmian, originally to be held in a park, was moved inside the city’s public safety building.Protests continue in Wisconsin after police shooting of Jacob Blake|kdunn6|August 25, 2020|Fortune
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond acknowledged in a press conference last month that California’s schools have not always been a place where students can gain a full understanding of the contributions of people of color.As School Resumes, Students Bring Racial Justice Push to the Classroom|Kayla Jimenez|August 18, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Concerts, conferences, festivals, sporting events, weddings, and anything else that entails a lot of people being in one place has been put on hold indefinitely—and we miss it.An Indian Company Is Gearing Up to Make Millions of Doses of a $3 Covid-19 Vaccine|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|August 12, 2020|Singularity Hub
She had planned on calling for “more comprehensive action” at a press conference Tuesday.Morning Report: Rural Districts Still Scrambling to Prepare for Online Learning|Voice of San Diego|August 12, 2020|Voice of San Diego
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond said in a web conference that in many cases, a district’s preferred device won’t be available for weeks after the school year starts.Rural Districts Still Lack Devices, Internet Access as School Year Draws Near|Kayla Jimenez|August 11, 2020|Voice of San Diego
After some animated debate at the conference, Lelaie declared, with some frustration, “If you push on the stick, you will fly.”Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Boehner was unanimously selected by the conference as its official nominee for speaker in the coming Congress.
Just this year we sponsored the Reaching Out MBA Conference and in that conference I introduced my fiancé to everybody.
Certainly some of those attending the conference had experience walking that line in the past.Pro-Palestinian Group Lectured On Skirting Terror Laws|Shane Harris|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At a conference in London the following week, a senior retired U.S. Air Force commander pooh-poohed counterstealth efforts.How China Will Track—and Kill—America’s Newest Stealth Jets|Bill Sweetman|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The House accordingly took up the message, and also agreed to appoint a committee of conference.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
The selection of Birmingham as the scene of the Conference of 1883 was a circumstance especially favourable to him.Lord Randolph Churchill|Winston Spencer Churchill
They had to have a conference, a board conference, because of Lee's curriculum from school.Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The conference Avas made in a principal place of the town, in presence of a great multitude.The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)|John Dryden
He may tell you why this conference is being held and what the result will be.The Vanished Messenger|E. Phillips Oppenheim