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Meaning of CONSOCIATION

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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