Among the Methodists, the quarterly meeting is a general meeting of the stewards, leaders, and other officers, for the purpose of transacting the general business of the " circuit" or "district ;" in the Methodist Episcopal Church presided over by the " presiding elder," or the minister in charge. Its special object is, besides the celebration of the Love-feast (qv.), to examine the spiritual and financial conditions of the Church. See Discipline, chap. ii, sect. 1:3. SEE CONFERENCE, QUARTERLY.