watch meeting


noun

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

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Also called watch-night service [woch-nahyt] /ˈwɒtʃˌnaɪt/.

Origin of watch meeting

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Example sentences from the Web for watch meeting

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

  • "I wish you would come to the watch-meeting to-night," she said, wistfully.

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