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congregation 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌkäNGgrəˈgāSHən/,
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congregations, plural;
  1. A group of people assembled for religious worship

  2. A group of people regularly attending a particular place of worship
    • - that church took the place of the storefront the congregation had used before the war
  3. A gathering or collection of people, animals, or things
    • - large congregations of birds may cause public harm
  4. The action of gathering together in a crowd
    • - drought conditions lead to congregation of animals around watering points
  5. A council or deliberative body

  6. (in the Roman Catholic Church) A permanent committee of the College of Cardinals
    • - the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
  7. (in some universities) A general assembly of resident senior members

  8. A group of people obeying a common religious rule but under less solemn vows than members of the older religious orders
    • - the sisters of the Congregation of Our Lady
  9. A group of communities within a religious order sharing particular historical or regional links


  1. a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
  2. an assemblage of people or animals or things collected together; "a congregation of children pleaded for his autograph"; "a great congregation of birds flew over"
  3. the act of congregating
  4. (congregational) relating to or conducted or participated in by a congregation; "congregational membership"; "congregational singing"
  5. Congregation is the third album by The Afghan Whigs, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music).
  6. A congregation is a type of dicastery (department with a jurisdiction) of the Roman Curia, the central administrative organism of the Catholic Church.
  7. A congregation is a formal meeting of senior members of a university, especially in the United Kingdom.
  8. English Congregation were a British pop ensemble. They formed in England under the name The Congregation, but changed their name in 1972 to avoid confusion with other similarly-named bands. The group's lead singer was Brian Keith, and they had a hit single in the U.S. ...
  9. A gathering of faithful in a Christian church, Jewish synagogue, mosque or other place of worship. It can also refer to the people who are present at a devotional service in the building, particularly in contrast to the pastor, minister, imam, rabbi etc. ...
  10. A group of JWs, locally organized to work as a unit, usually numbering less than 200 people.
  11. the group of people who attend church; the members present for the worship service.
  12. Congregation is the sovereign body of the University and consists of over 4,000 members, comprising the academic staff of the University; heads and other members of governing bodies of colleges; and senior research, computing, library and administrative staff. ...
  13. A close community of monasteries within the same monastic order.
  14. The activities of the Holy See are conducted through various offices or congregations.  The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has as its duty the promotion and safeguarding of Catholic faith and morals, and is currently competent to address the delict of sexual abuse of minors. ...
  15. (1) A term used for some Vatican departments that are responsible for important areas of church life, such as worship and sacraments, the clergy, and saints' causes. (2) The proper legal term for some institutes of men or women religious, all of which are commonly called religious orders. ...
  16. The Assembly of people in a mosque is called Jam'ah , the term used in Afghanistan for the mosque itself.
  17. Group of no more than 200 Witnesses meeting at a Kingdom Hall. {1}
  18. Refers to a distinct Religious family, such as the RSM - Sisters of Mercy, Dominicans, Jesuits, etc. The word Order is sometimes used instead.
  19. The residential clustering of an ethnic minority through choice (rather than involuntary segregation brought about by structural constraints and discrimination).
  20. A term similar in meaning/connotation to “community” and “order.”
  21. All religious communities begun since 1752. The term preferred rather than order.
  22. A community of believers who practice their common faith.
  23. noun: a. an assembly of persons. gathering,  especially. an assembly of persons met for worship and religious instruction b. a religious community
  24. A society of a number of persons who compose an ecclesiastical body. In the ecclesiastical law this term is used to designate certain bureaux at Rome, where ecclesiastical matters are attended to. ...
  25. a group of people gathered for religious worship