Definition of quarterly meeting in US English:

quarterly meeting

noun

  • 1In the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers): a general meeting of all the local monthly meetings of a district, held once every quarter.

  • 2In the Methodist Church: an administrative meeting of society officials within a circuit, held once every quarter.

  • 3Generally. A meeting which takes place once every three months.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in George Fox (1624–1691), a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). From quarterly + meeting.

Pronunciation

quarterly meeting

/ˌkwɔːtəli ˈmiːtɪŋ/