camp meeting


Definition of camp meeting

: a series of evangelistic meetings usually held outdoors and attended by persons who often camp nearby

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That same year, the Obamas hosted a performance of gospel singing at the White House — where, despite a broken air conditioner, Franklin and the Morgan State University choir led the room in what was effectively an old-time camp meeting. Aja Romano, Vox, "The Obamas’ Aretha Franklin tribute is an elegant reminder of how she united us," 16 Aug. 2018 In May 1871, three Methodist preachers from California set up a tent and held camp meetings in Boise that drew large crowds. Arthur Hart, idahostatesman, "Boise’s first church bells inspired praise — but also gambling | Idaho Statesman," 21 Oct. 2017

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1803, in the meaning defined above

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US : a religious meeting that is held outdoors and is often attended by people who camp nearby

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