consociation

[ kuh n-soh-see-ey-shuh n, -shee- ]
/ kənˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi- /

noun

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
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Examples from the Web for consociation

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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