camp meeting

noun

Definition of camp meeting 

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

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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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camp meeting

noun

English Language Learners Definition of camp meeting

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

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