Con*so`ci*a"tion (?), n. [L. consociatio.]

1.

Intimate union; fellowship; alliance; companionship; confederation; association; intimacy.

A friendly consociation with your kindred elements. Warburton.

2.

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.

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