consociation

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin consociatio.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): kən.səʊ.siˈeɪ.ʃən

NounEdit

consociation (plural consociations)

  1. Intimate union; fellowship; alliance; companionship; confederation; association; intimacy.
    Friendly consociation with your kindred elements.
  2. A voluntary and permanent council or union of neighboring Congregational churches, for mutual advice and cooperation in ecclesiastical matters; a meeting of pastors and delegates from churches thus united.
    In Connecticut some of the Congregational churches are associated in consociations and the others in conferences.

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Last modified on 24 October 2010, at 13:21