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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.
Noun1.conference - a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)
2.Conferenceconference - an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
Synonyms: league
3.conference - a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic

CONFERENCE, practice, legislation. In practice, it is the meeting of the parties or their attorneys in a cause, for the purpose of endeavoring to settle the same.
     2. In legislation, when the senate and house of representatives cannot agree on a bill or resolution which it is desirable should be passed, committees are appointed by the two bodies respectively, who are called committees of conference, and whose duty it is, if possible, to -reconcile the differences between them.
     3. In the French law, this term is used to signify the similarity and comparison between two laws, or two systems of law; as the Roman and the common law. Encyclopedie, h.t.
     4. In diplomacy, conferences are verbal explanations between ministers of two nations at least, for the purpose of accelerating various difficulties and delays, necessarily attending written communications.

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