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conference

1. a formal meeting of two or more states, political groups, etc., esp to discuss differences or formulate common policy
2. an assembly of the clergy or of clergy and laity of any of certain Protestant Christian Churches acting as representatives of their denomination
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In the rearing of skyscrapers, it is now usual to have a temporary wire strung vertically, so that the architect may stand on the ground and confer with a foreman who sits astride of a naked girder three hundred feet up in the air.
I knew two, that were competitors for the secretary's place in Queen Elizabeth's time, and yet kept good quarter between themselves; and would confer, one with another, upon the business; and the one of them said, That to be a secretary, in the declination of a monarchy, was a ticklish thing, and that he did not affect it: the other straight caught up those words, and discoursed with divers of his friends, that he had no reason to desire to be secretary, in the declination of a monarchy.
It is Harvard which, first among New England colleges, confers an honorary degree upon a black man.
But does he therefore confer no benefit when he works for nothing?
He appeals to the world-famed hospitality of Athens and hints at the blessings that his coming will confer on the State.
Security teams face the challenge of what Confer calls the distributed, diverse and demanding (3D) endpoint.
Solicits, accepts or agrees to accept any benefit as compensation or consideration for having as a public servant given a decision, opinion, recommendation or vote favorable to another or for having otherwise exercised his or her discretion in favor of another; or Offers, confers or agrees to confer any benefit upon a public servant and the receipt of the benefit is prohibited by this section.
In very limited circumstances, the project for which the condemnation is being undertaken confers a special benefit on the remainder.
You can see the pry marks where they tried to get in the door," Confer said, outside the modular building that houses the clothing distribution program, Clothing X-Change.
Tim Owen QC, representing sister Charlotte Saunders who brought the case, told the court in London the issue was "whether the hitherto practice of permitting police officers to confer before and during the recording of their accounts" of the incident is compatible with human rights laws.
In an open letter to UWO president Paul Davenport, Bishop Ronald Fabbro, speaking as the pastor of the half million Catholics in the Diocese of London, called the decision to confer the degree "inconceivable and appalling.
The [approximately equal to] 100-kbp SXT element confers resistance to sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim, chloramphenicol, and streptomycin (1).