Definitions for "Sense of the Meeting"
general agreement reached by an assembled group; "no vote was taken, but after each discussion the chair summed up the sense of the meeting"
An expression of the unity of a meeting for worship for business on some issue or concern; the general recognition, articulated by the clerk or some other person, that a given decision is in accordance with the divine will.
A synonym for consensus in decision-making, with the understanding that the perception of unity comes from God's guidance and not from human compromise. In Friends business meetings the clerk tries to discern and state √íthe sense of the meeting√ď following prayerful discussion by the participants, but before calling for approval of the action.M