con·​fer·​ee | \ ˌkän-fə-ˈrē How to pronounce conferee (audio) \

Definition of conferee

: one taking part in a conference

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As with rest of the country, that jolt to the conferees was compounded by the subsequent shooting in Dayton, Ohio, that killed nine and injured 27. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Latino voters are concerned about Trump, and a whole lot more," 7 Aug. 2019 Our budget conferees and staff are working extra-long hours to bring home the budget. Andrew J. Tobias,, "Despite state budget uncertainty, Ohio lawmakers receive full July pay," 9 July 2019 Through it all, week after week, the unflappable Extavour kept the conferees focused on the central issue: Precisely what physical mechanisms originally drove single cells to unite for mutual benefit? Peter Byrne, Quanta Magazine, "Debating the Evolution of Multicellularity," 25 Sep. 2013 The instructions to conferees adopted Wednesday don’t have the weight of legislation. Vivian Salama, WSJ, "Senate Takes Symbolic Step to Assert Power on Trade," 11 July 2018 House and Senate conferees are finishing a five-year farm bill, and avert your eyes. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The GOP’s Food-Stamp Failure," 9 Dec. 2018 The conference report hasn’t been released, though conferees have said the work requirement is out. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The GOP’s Food-Stamp Failure," 9 Dec. 2018 The budget conferees do not foresee a quick resolution, said Jones, who heads the House’s negotiating team. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, "At impasse over Medicaid, Virginia’s legislature to miss budget deadline," 10 Mar. 2018 The conferees also agreed that Metro must limit annual increases in its operating budget to 3 percent, a ceiling endorsed previously by General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld. Robert Mccartney, Washington Post, "Breakthrough in Virginia on Metro funding: Lawmakers approve $154 million," 10 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of conferee

1771, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of conferee

US, formal : someone who participates in a conference


con·​fer·​ee | \ ˌkän-fə-ˈrē How to pronounce conferee (audio) \

Legal Definition of conferee

: a member of Congress appointed to serve on a conference committee

called also manager

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