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consociation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consociation  \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 
  co["o]peration  in  ecclesiastical  matters;  a  meeting  of 
  pastors  and  delegates  from  churches  thus  united. 
 
  Note:  In  Connecticut  some  of  the  Congregational  churhes  are 
  associated  in  consociations  and  the  others  in 
  conferences.