Associations to the word «Congregation»


CONGREGATION, noun. The act of congregating or collecting together.
CONGREGATION, noun. A gathering of faithful in a temple, church, synagogue, 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 responsory form).
CONGREGATION, noun. A Roman Congregation, a main department of the Vatican administration of the universal church
CONGREGATION, noun. A corporate body whose members gather for worship, or the members of such a body.
CONGREGATION, noun. Any large gathering of people
CONGREGATION, noun. The collective noun for eagles.
CONGREGATION, noun. (UK) (Oxford University) The main body of university staff, comprising academics, administrative staff, heads of colleges, etc.

Dictionary definition

CONGREGATION, noun. A group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church.
CONGREGATION, noun. An assemblage of people or animals or things collected together; "a congregation of children pleaded for his autograph"; "a great congregation of birds flew over".
CONGREGATION, noun. The act of congregating.

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