con·​fer·​ee | \ ˌkän-fə-ˈrē \

Definition of conferee

: one taking part in a conference

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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 At press time, House and Senate conferees had not agreed on whether to cut the home mortgage interest deduction maximum to loans of $500,000 or less or to eliminate interest write-offs on second homes. Kenneth R. Harney,, "Final tax bill could carry high costs for many homeowners," 5 Dec. 2017 On the first ballot, the 215 conferees split their votes with 75 for state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler, 74 for Saccone, and 66 for state Sen. Kim Ward. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "Yes, the Pennsylvania election is about Donald Trump," 13 Mar. 2018 Instead, conferees agreed that for such projects in Virginia, a Project Labor Agreement obliging the hiring of union labor could neither be required nor prohibited. Robert Mccartney, Washington Post, "Breakthrough in Virginia on Metro funding: Lawmakers approve $154 million," 10 Mar. 2018 Follow-up task forces were appointed and the conferees agreed to meet again in the summer. Nan Randall, The Atlantic, "'Charlottesville': A Government-Commissioned Story About Nuclear War," 25 Jan. 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 \

Legal Definition of conferee

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

called also manager

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