congregational

[kong-gri-gey-shuh-nl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a congregation: congregational singing.
2.
(initial capital letter) pertaining or adhering to a form of Protestant church government in which each local church acts as an independent, self-governing body, while maintaining fellowship with like congregations.

Origin:
1570–80; congregation + -al1

congregationally, adverb
non-Congregational, adjective
uncongregational, adjective
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congregational (ˌkɒŋɡrɪˈɡeɪʃənəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to a congregation
2.  (usually capital) of, relating to, or denoting the Congregational Church, its members, or its beliefs
 
congre'gationally
 
adv

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congregational
1630s, in reference to Congregationalism, a Protestant movement in which church congregations were to be self-governing (the term most used in New England, in Britain they were called Independent); from congregation + -al (1).
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Example sentences
They don't announce the location of congregational service music.
Building shell improvements are one of the first places you should focus on when upgrading your existing congregational facility.
It's easy to get started improving the energy efficiency of your congregational facility with little expertise or money.
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