- 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
- (Roman Catholic Church)
- a society of persons who follow a common rule of life but who are bound only by simple
- Also called: dicastery. an administrative subdivision of the papal curia
- 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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Translations for 'congregation'
- British English: congregation The people who are attending a religious service or who regularly attend a religious service are referred to as the congregation. NOUNMost members of the congregation begin arriving a few minutes before services.
- Brazilian Portuguese: congregação
- Chinese: 教堂 会众教堂 会會众眾
- European Spanish: congregación
- French: assemblée
- German: Gemeinde
- Italian: congregazione
- Japanese: 会衆
- Korean: 회중
- Portuguese: congregação
- Spanish: congregación
Example Sentences Including 'congregation'
A guy called up and inside of thirty seconds I recognized him as a member of my congregation.
The Unorthodox Murder of Rabbi Moss
At the cathedral, the Right Rev Jonathan Jones led a congregation of more than 200 people in offering sympathies to the family.
Liverpool Daily Post and Echo (2004)
During a sermon, the preacher says to his congregation , The Bible covers everything.
Etienne dragged her through the congregation to the door, where they disappeared outside.
THE VIRGIN BLUE (2002)
He must, she found herself thinking, be very popular with his congregation.
HIDING FROM THE LIGHT
On Friday, the call for aid was heard in mosques across the country as Muslims gathered for their weekly congregation.
The Vietnamese congregation sings enthusiastically, maybe unaware a government official is watching them.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
The prayer chain is used in crisis situations, such as when a congregation member has a heart attack.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
There was a moment of complete silence as if the entire congregation was holding its breath.
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