Par*tic`i*pa"tion (?), n. [F. participation, L. participatio.]
The act or state of participating, or sharing in common with others; as, a participation in joy or sorrows.
These deities are so by participation.
What an honor, that God should admit us into such a blessed participation of himself!
Distribution; division into shares.
community; fellowship; association.
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