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  1. con·gre·ga·tion
    IPA[ˌkäNGɡrəˈɡāSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. a group of people assembled for religious worship:

      the singing of psalms by the whole congregation
      Synonym : parishioners, parish, churchgoers, flock, fold, faithful, following, followers, adherents, believers, loyal members, fellowship, communicants, laity, brethren, brothers and sisters, souls
    • 2. a group of people regularly attending a particular place of worship:

      that church took the place of the storefront the congregation had used before the war
    • 3. a gathering or collection of people, animals, or things:

      large congregations of birds may cause public harm
    • 4. the action of gathering together in a crowd:

      drought conditions lead to congregation of animals around watering points
    • 5. (in the Roman Catholic Church) a permanent committee of the College of Cardinals:

      the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
    • 6. (in some universities) a general assembly of resident senior members.

    • 7. a group of people obeying a common religious rule but under less solemn vows than members of the older religious orders:

      the sisters of the Congregation of Our Lady
    • 8. a group of communities within a religious order sharing particular historical or regional links.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: congregation, plural noun: congregations

    • noun

      a group of people assembled for religious worship:

      a group of people regularly attending a particular place of worship:

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