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watch meeting

noun
  1. a religious meeting or service on watch night, terminating on the arrival of the new year.
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Origin of watch meeting

First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called watch-night service [woch-nahyt] /ˈwɒtʃˌnaɪt/.
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  • "I wish you would come to the watch-meeting to-night," she said, wistfully.

    In League with Israel

    Annie F. Johnston

  • Last night after a very successful and powerful meeting at Chambers' Schoolhouse we came to the watch-meeting at Albion.