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Definitions of congregation

  1. the act of congregating The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A collection or mass of separate things. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. An assembly of persons; a gathering; esp. an assembly of persons met for the worship of God, and for religious instruction; a body of people who habitually so meet. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. The whole body of the Jewish people; -- called also Congregation of the Lord. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A body of cardinals or other ecclesiastics to whom as intrusted some department of the church business; as, the Congregation of the Propaganda, which has charge of the missions of the Roman Catholic Church. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The assemblage of Masters and Doctors at Oxford or Cambrige University, mainly for the granting of degrees. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. the name assumed by the Protestant party under John Knox. The leaders called themselves (1557) Lords of the Congregation. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. An assembly, especially for worship. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. An assembly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. An assembly. esp. a religious assembly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. An assemblage, as for worship; a religious body. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. An assemblage; an assembly of people for religious worship, especially one habitually meeting in the same place for that purpose; an assembly of rulers; an assembly of ecclesiastics or cardinals. At the university of Oxford, the assembly of masters and doctors. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. An assembly of persons; a number of persons met for divine worship. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Congregational. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for congregation

  1. The church and the congregation were the remains of a wave of religious enthusiasm that had passed over Bombay some years ago. – A Galahad of the Creeks; The Widow Lamport by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  2. She's made a humble woman out of me, and I was the stiff- neckedest member of the congregation – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
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