(1) When used to measure location a minute is one sixtieth of one degree. One minute of latitude is equal to one nautical mile. Each minute is divided into sixty seconds. (2) When measuring time a minute is one sixtieth of one hour.
The formal recording of the Sense of the Meeting which expresses the unity of those present at a Meeting for Worship for Business or a committee meeting. Some Minutes which have significance beyond the meeting are distributed to other meetings and to the general public. The preparation for Yearly Meeting involves consideration of Minutes from other meetings which are proposed for approval by the Yearly Meeting.
A summary statement of the Meeting's understanding of the divine will in relation to the matter brought before the Meeting for Business. The clerk offers a draft minute to the Meeting before recording a form of words that the Meeting can unite upon. Back to previous page