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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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