congregation
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌkɒŋɡɹɪˈɡeɪʃən/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˌkɑŋɡɹəˈɡeɪʃən/
Noun

congregation

  1. The act of congregating or collecting together.
  2. A gathering of faithful in a temple, church, synagogue, 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 responsory form).
  3. A Roman Congregation, a main department of the Vatican administration of the Catholic church.
  4. A corporate body whose members gather for worship, or the members of such a body.
  5. Any large gathering of people.
  6. A group of eagles.
  7. (UK, Oxford University) The main body of university staff, comprising academics, administrative staff, heads of colleges, etc.
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