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[kuh n-soh-see-ey-shuh n, -shee-] /kənˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi-/
the act of uniting in association.
an association of churches or religious orders.
Ecology. a climax community in which a single species is dominant.
Origin of consociation
1585-95; < Latin consociātiōn-, stem of consociātiō an associating; see consociate, -ion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • So that if this consociation of churches be called a church, it must be either equivocally or in a human sense.

    A Christian Directory Baxter Richard
  • But a consociation of churches hath no particular head as such, of divine institution, to constitute and govern them as one.

    A Christian Directory Baxter Richard
  • Of the effect and purpose of this consociation no very definite explanation has so far been given to me.

    The Manbos of Mindano John M. Garvan

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