Yearly Meeting

[ yeer-lee mee-ting ]

  1. an organization of geographically separated Quaker congregations that assembles annually for spiritual guidance on matters of principle, policy, and administration: Uneasiness marked the Yearly Meeting as resolution eluded the issue of paying taxes that finance war.

Origin of Yearly Meeting

First recorded in 1710–15

Words Nearby Yearly Meeting Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Yearly Meeting in a sentence

  • Besides, I promised Westover to put him up this time, and the half-Yearly Meeting's to-morrow, you know.

    A Monk of Cruta | E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The half-Yearly Meeting we write of was imbued with the latter spirit.

    The Iron Horse | R.M. Ballantyne
  • At the half-Yearly Meeting a Committee was appointed to enquire into the advisability of extending the boarding accommodation.