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

Definition of conferee

: one taking part in a conference

Examples of conferee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Republican and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate choose what are known as conferees. Washington Post, "This Committee Will Try to Keep U.S. Government Open," 30 Jan. 2019 After the Senate narrowly defeated it, House-Senate conferees included it in a compromise that involved creating a new military Space Force, as President Donald Trump sought. Eric Yoder, Anchorage Daily News, "Some federal workers are not covered by the new family leave law," 9 Jan. 2020 House Interior Chairman Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona, and House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-New York, sent the letter this week to a House-Senate panel of appropriation conferees considering a compromise version. Washington Post, "Push to accelerate mustang captures draws fire in Congress," 12 Dec. 2019 The letter urges conferees working to reconcile the House-Senate differences to limit any spending on the pilot program to $6 million. Washington Post, "Push to accelerate mustang captures draws fire in Congress," 12 Dec. 2019 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

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1771, in the meaning defined above

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“Conferee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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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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