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congregation

[ kong-gri-gey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkɒŋ grɪˈgeɪ ʃən /
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noun

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Origin of congregation

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English congregacio(u)n, from Anglo-French or directly from Latin congregātiōn- (stem of congregātiō ); see congregate, -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for congregation

congregation
/ (ˌkɒŋɡrɪˈɡeɪʃən) /

noun

a group of persons gathered for worship, prayer, etc, esp in a church or chapel
the act of congregating or collecting together
a group of people, objects, etc, collected together; assemblage
the group of persons habitually attending a given church, chapel, etc
RC Church
  1. a society of persons who follow a common rule of life but who are bound only by simple vows
  2. Also called: dicastery an administrative subdivision of the papal curia
  3. an administrative committee of bishops for arranging the business of a general council
mainly British an assembly of senior members of a university
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