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ˌkɒŋ grɪˈgeɪ ʃəncon·gre·ga·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. congregation, fold, faithfulnoun

    a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church

  2. congregationnoun

    an assemblage of people or animals or things collected together

    "a congregation of children pleaded for his autograph"; "a great congregation of birds flew over"

  3. congregation, congregatingnoun

    the act of congregating

Wiktionary

  1. congregationnoun

    A gathering of faithful in a Christian church, Jewish synagogue, Muslim mosque or other place of worship. It can also refer to the people who are present at a devotional service in the building, particularly in contrast to the pastor, minister, imam, rabbi etc. and/or choir, who may be seated apart from the general congregation or lead the service (notably in responsary form).

    Etymology: From congregatio, from congregare "to herd together", itself from com- "together" + gregare "to collect into a flock, gather" (from grex "a flock, herd"); adopted c.1340 by the English Bible translator William Tyndale, to render the Greek (ekklesia) ('those called together, (popular) meeting'; hence Latin ecclesia 'church') in his New Testament, and preferred by 16th century Reformers instead of church

  2. congregationnoun

    A Roman Congregation, a main department of the Vatican administration of the universal church

    Etymology: From congregatio, from congregare "to herd together", itself from com- "together" + gregare "to collect into a flock, gather" (from grex "a flock, herd"); adopted c.1340 by the English Bible translator William Tyndale, to render the Greek (ekklesia) ('those called together, (popular) meeting'; hence Latin ecclesia 'church') in his New Testament, and preferred by 16th century Reformers instead of church

  3. congregationnoun

    A corporate body whose members gather for worship, or the members of such a body.

    Etymology: From congregatio, from congregare "to herd together", itself from com- "together" + gregare "to collect into a flock, gather" (from grex "a flock, herd"); adopted c.1340 by the English Bible translator William Tyndale, to render the Greek (ekklesia) ('those called together, (popular) meeting'; hence Latin ecclesia 'church') in his New Testament, and preferred by 16th century Reformers instead of church

  4. congregationnoun

    Any large gathering of people

    Etymology: From congregatio, from congregare "to herd together", itself from com- "together" + gregare "to collect into a flock, gather" (from grex "a flock, herd"); adopted c.1340 by the English Bible translator William Tyndale, to render the Greek (ekklesia) ('those called together, (popular) meeting'; hence Latin ecclesia 'church') in his New Testament, and preferred by 16th century Reformers instead of church

  5. congregationnoun

    The collective noun for eagles.

    Etymology: From congregatio, from congregare "to herd together", itself from com- "together" + gregare "to collect into a flock, gather" (from grex "a flock, herd"); adopted c.1340 by the English Bible translator William Tyndale, to render the Greek (ekklesia) ('those called together, (popular) meeting'; hence Latin ecclesia 'church') in his New Testament, and preferred by 16th century Reformers instead of church

Webster Dictionary

  1. Congregationnoun

    the act of congregating, or bringing together, or of collecting into one aggregate or mass

    Etymology: [L. congregatio: cf. F. congrgation.]

  2. Congregationnoun

    a collection or mass of separate things

    Etymology: [L. congregatio: cf. F. congrgation.]

  3. Congregationnoun

    an assembly of persons; a gathering; esp. an assembly of persons met for the worship of God, and for religious instruction; a body of people who habitually so meet

    Etymology: [L. congregatio: cf. F. congrgation.]

  4. Congregationnoun

    the whole body of the Jewish people; -- called also Congregation of the Lord

    Etymology: [L. congregatio: cf. F. congrgation.]

  5. Congregationnoun

    a body of cardinals or other ecclesiastics to whom as intrusted some department of the church business; as, the Congregation of the Propaganda, which has charge of the missions of the Roman Catholic Church

    Etymology: [L. congregatio: cf. F. congrgation.]

  6. Congregationnoun

    a company of religious persons forming a subdivision of a monastic order

    Etymology: [L. congregatio: cf. F. congrgation.]

  7. Congregationnoun

    the assemblage of Masters and Doctors at Oxford or Cambrige University, mainly for the granting of degrees

    Etymology: [L. congregatio: cf. F. congrgation.]

  8. Congregationnoun

    the name assumed by the Protestant party under John Knox. The leaders called themselves (1557) Lords of the Congregation

    Etymology: [L. congregatio: cf. F. congrgation.]

Freebase

  1. Congregation

    The highest-ranking departments of the Roman Curia are called congregations. Lower-ranking are the pontifical councils and pontifical commissions. Others are tribunals and offices. In origin, the congregations were selected groups of cardinals, not the whole College of Cardinals, commissioned to take care of some field of activity that concerned the Holy See. Today, as a result of a decision of the Second Vatican Council, the membership includes diocesan bishops from diverse parts of the world who are not cardinals. Each congregation also has a permanent staff to assist it in dealing with the business that comes before it. Each congregation is led by a prefect, who is usually a cardinal. Until recently, a non-cardinal appointed to head a congregation was styled pro-prefect until made a cardinal. This practice has been abandoned.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'congregation' in Nouns Frequency: #2668

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of congregation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of congregation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of congregation in a Sentence

  1. Texas Senator Ted Cruz:

    A sick and deranged person came and prayed with an historically black congregation for an hour and then murdered nine innocent souls.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I know for myself and many in my congregation what informs our decisions and convictions aren't what politicians say, we're guided by Scripture and a person named Jesus Christ, who he himself was a refugee long before that term refugee became more popular in our culture.

  3. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton:

    As reports come in, please pray for any victims and their families, this congregation, and the law enforcement officials at the scene. My office will assist in any way needed.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Tell your congregation that... we have 350 million people in our country. They're proud Americans, and they respect what we're doing, even those that you don't think so much, like us, respect us, want to be with us, they're respecting our fight. And we are in a fight. Religion in this country and religion all over the world, certain religions in particular, are under siege. We won't let that happen.

  5. Pope Francis:

    Pope Benedict had the courage to dissolve a women's congregation that had a certain level because this slavery of women had entered, even sexual slavery, by clerics or by the founder.

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