- a committee of cardinals or other ecclesiastics.
- a community of men or women, either with or without vows, observing a common rule.
Origin of congregation
Words nearby congregation
How to use congregation in a sentence
Adults baptized in the Holy Spirit have their faith reborn and strengthened by members of the congregation laying their hands on them.What Is Charismatic Catholicism?|LGBTQ-Editor|September 29, 2020|No Straight News
As most don’t regularly gather like a church congregation, religiously unaffiliated Americans can be difficult to reach.More And More Americans Aren’t Religious. Why Are Democrats Ignoring These Voters?|Daniel Cox|September 17, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Many of them are too busy helping their congregations deal with the direct impact of the pandemic to spend much time countering conspiracy theories.Evangelicals are looking for answers online. They’re finding QAnon instead.|Abby Ohlheiser|August 26, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Suddenly he understood that his efforts to protect his congregation from covid-19 had contributed to a different sort of infection.Evangelicals are looking for answers online. They’re finding QAnon instead.|Abby Ohlheiser|August 26, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Art is all about congregation, and it can have supportive factors online.India’s cultural institutions are fighting to keep the arts alive during a pandemic|Manavi Kapur|July 22, 2020|Quartz
The congregation was warm, friendly, and welcoming—traits, he says, he later came to believe they used to coax members in.Beaten By His Church for Being Gay|Justin Jones|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Looking at the all-white congregation, I could tell that none of the members lived in the projects.Bam! Pow! Bling! Hip-Hop's History Gets the Graphic Novel Treatment|Daniel Genis|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One woman, BB, is a former pastor who was outed to her congregation before she could even tell her loved ones.Mississippi Is Hell for These Lesbians|Emily Shire|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Members of the congregation will join in hymns during the performance.The First Americans to Observe the 4th Were Moravian Pacifists|Linda C. Brinson|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I asked a question once, from the top lay-member of our congregation in Greenhaven.A Jewish Ex-Con Recalls Keeping Kosher with the Faithful in Prison|Daniel Genis|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She and her husband were more than a little proud of having so well known a man in their congregation.Uncanny Tales|Various
Another such case is found in the account of the league between Joshua and the princes of the congregation, and the Gibeonites.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
The congregation, forgetting the sacredness of the place, were in a broad grin, and the parson looked daggers.
The counters and sticks seemed to exercise great influence over the congregation, for it was only round them that they gathered.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
If Jason had married Selina without opposition, his congregation would have been enraged.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
British Dictionary definitions for congregation
- a society of persons who follow a common rule of life but who are bound only by simple vows
- Also called: dicastery an administrative subdivision of the papal curia
- an administrative committee of bishops for arranging the business of a general council