Definition of Congregation

1. Noun. A group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church.

Exact synonyms: Faithful, Fold
Generic synonyms: Social Group
Specialized synonyms: Flock
Group relationships: Denomination
Derivative terms: Congregate



2. Noun. An assemblage of people or animals or things collected together. "A great congregation of birds flew over"
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection
Derivative terms: Congregate

3. Noun. The act of congregating.
Exact synonyms: Congregating
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Assembly, Gathering
Derivative terms: Congregate, Congregate

Definition of Congregation

1. n. The act of congregating, or bringing together, or of collecting into one aggregate or mass.

Definition of Congregation

1. Noun. A gathering of faithful in a Christian church, Jewish synagogue, Muslim mosque or other place of worship. It can also refer to the people who are present at a devotional service in the building, particularly in contrast to the pastor, minister, imam, rabbi etc. and/or choir, who may be seated apart from the general congregation or lead the service (notably in responsary form). ¹

2. Noun. A Roman Congregation, a main department of the Vatican administration of the universal church ¹

3. Noun. A corporate body whose members gather for worship, or the members of such a body. ¹

4. Noun. Any large gathering of people ¹

5. Noun. The collective noun for eagles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Congregation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Congregation

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Literary usage of Congregation

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"On the other hand the congregation is always free to refer to the Rota the ... In this Motu Proprio, Pius IV referred to the congregation of cardinals thus ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"The congregation as a vehicle of divine service is not an indiscriminate mass of people, ... Divine worship is an act or transaction of the congregation in ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"It is the case of property acquired in any of the usual modes for the general use of a religious congregation which is itself part of a large and general ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"The papal consent to the independence of the Tuscan congregation had been won almost by a trick ; the congregation had not proved an entire success, ..."

5. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1911)
"[St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran congregation, familiarly known as the "Blue Church," was the first of that denomination organized within the present limits ..."

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