conferee

noun

con·​fer·​ee ˌkän-fə-ˈrē How to pronounce conferee (audio)
: one taking part in a conference

Examples of conferee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Texas House conferees have signed the conference committee report and are waiting for their Senate counterparts to sign the largest property tax cut in American history. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, 29 May 2023 Once the tax piece is decided and budget negotiators know how much money will be available for various programs, the rest will easily fall into place, said Del. Mark Sickles (D-Fairfax), a budget conferee. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, 22 May 2022 Bohacek, the Senate Republican conferee, did not respond to request for comment. Kaitlin Lange, The Indianapolis Star, 5 June 2021 The Republican and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate choose what are known as conferees. Washington Post, 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, 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, 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, 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, 7 Aug. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

confer + -ee entry 1

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conferee was in 1771

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Cite this Entry

“Conferee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conferee. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

conferee

noun
con·​fer·​ee ˌkän-fə-ˈrē How to pronounce conferee (audio)
: one taking part in a conference

Legal Definition

conferee

noun
con·​fer·​ee ˌkän-fə-ˈrē How to pronounce conferee (audio)
: a member of Congress appointed to serve on a conference committee

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