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.

Nearby words

  1. consistent,
  2. consistent equations,
  3. consistently,
  4. consistory,
  5. consociate,
  6. consocies,
  7. consol,
  8. consol.,
  9. consolate,
  10. consolation

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