Conference

Definition of Conference

Con´fer`ence
n.1.The act of comparing two or more things together; comparison.
Helps and furtherances which . . . the mutual conference of all men's collections and observations may afford.
- Hocker.
2.The act of consulting together formally; serious conversation or discussion; interchange of views.
Nor with such free and friendly conference
As he hath used of old.
- Shak.
3.A meeting for consultation, discussion, or an interchange of opinions.
4.A meeting of the two branches of a legislature, by their committees, to adjust between them.
5.(Methodist Church) A stated meeting of preachers and others, invested with authority to take cognizance of ecclesiastical matters.
6.A voluntary association of Congregational churches of a district; the district in which such churches are.
Conference meeting
a meeting for conference. Specifically, a meeting conducted (usually) by laymen, for conference and prayer.
Conference room
a room for conference and prayer, and for the pastor's less formal addresses.

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