Definition of in attendance in English:

in attendance

  • 1Present at a function or a place.
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    • Santa Claus was as usual in attendance with plenty of presents for the large number of children.
    • There was a big crowd in attendance including present, past and future pupils of the school.
    • An ambulance service and clinic, with doctor and nurse in attendance, are available.
    present, here, there, at hand, available; assisting
  • 1.1Accompanying a member of royalty or the aristocracy in the capacity of an assistant or servant.
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    • The earl of Sussex was in attendance on the queen during her progress in September and October 1574.
    • He is in attendance at important ceremonial occasions such as Trooping the Colour or the State Opening of Parliament.
    • The Earl of Derby was in attendance upon Her Majesty.
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