Con*so`ci*a"tion (?), n. [L. consociatio.]
Intimate union; fellowship; alliance; companionship; confederation; association; intimacy.
A friendly consociation with your kindred elements.
A voluntary and permanent council or union of neighboring Congregational churches, for mutual advice and coperation in ecclesiastical matters; a meeting of pasters and delegates from churches thus united.
⇒ In Connecticut some of the Congregational churhes are associated in consociations and the others in conferences.
© Webster 1913.