• WordNet 3.6
    • adj congregational relating to or conducted or participated in by a congregation "congregational membership","congregational singing"
    • adj Congregational of or pertaining to or characteristic of a Congregational church
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Congregational Belonging to the system of Congregationalism, or to Congregationalist; holding to the faith and polity of Congregationalism; as, a Congregational church.
    • Congregational Of or pertaining to a congregation; conducted, or participated in, by a congregation; as, congregational singing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • congregational Of or pertaining to a congregation: as, congregational singing.
    • congregational Eccles., pertaining to government by congregations; governed by its own congregation, as a church; specifically (with a capital), pertaining to Congregationalism as a denominational designation: as, the congregational polity of the Baptists; the Congregational churches of the United States.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Congregational pertaining to a congregation
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  • Vance Havner
    “I'm tied of hearing about temperance instead of abstinence, in order to please the cocktail crowd in church congregations.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. congregāre, -ātumcon, together, and grex, gregis, a flock.


In literature:

A Sunday-school, like a congregation, to be true to itself and its divine Master, must be a missionary institution.
"The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church" by G. H. Gerberding
It is next to impossible that any parish or congregation should sincerely agree in their opinion of a clergyman.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844" by Various
Why, she looks as if she desired the prayers of the congregation, and nobody would pray!
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Congregations smart at being treated to such poor fare, and will not leave him long in ignorance of their opinions.
"The Young Priest's Keepsake" by Michael Phelan
The minister came stiffly into the pulpit, casting a furtive eye about his congregation.
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
Mark had scarcely sat down before the Bishop turned to the congregation and began to speak.
"Charred Wood" by Myles Muredach
He understands what the preacher says when he is sowing the seeds of gospel truth as readily as any one in the congregation.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
JOHN CODMAN, D.D., Pastor of Congregational Church, Dorchester.
"Aunt Phillis's Cabin" by Mary H. Eastman
L.P. Norcross, both of whom had formerly been Congregational clergymen.
"Pulpit and Press" by Mary Baker Eddy
The congregation was already collected.
"The Romance of the Coast" by James Runciman
At length the growing excitement among the congregation seemed to gather toward some climax.
"The Mormon Prophet" by Lily Dougall
One Sunday afternoon when I was rallying a congregation in the bunk-house, I found him on his cot, reading the life of Buffalo Bill.
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
The electors for it are the members of the governing body along with all members of Congregation belonging to the college.
"The Oxford Degree Ceremony" by Joseph Wells
The remaining congregations, with the exception of the Mormonites, who have now 33 places of worship, are almost exclusively isolated.
"The London Pulpit" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Hence the history of Congregationalism in Nova Scotia, during that period, is traditional.
"Belford's Magazine, Vol 2, December 1888" by Various
John Macky was the pastor of the Elizabeth River congregation.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
The old man had been for many years accustomed to much deference, alike from preachers and congregation.
"A Charming Fellow, Volume I (of 3)" by Frances Eleanor Trollope
Delaware Avenue is the leading street of Buffalo for private residences, and here much of the aristocracy do congregate.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
There was a faint commotion, implying suppressed excitement in the congregation.
"The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains" by Charles Egbert Craddock
Prayers had been said in a thin congregation, but no sooner were they done than crowds of young men and maidens tripped down the aisles.
"The Deemster" by Hall Caine

In poetry:

On the corners they congregate,
In wicked oaths they conversate,
With a cigarette puff they state,
We are not boys.
"Where are the Boys" by Frank Barbour Coffin
The ghost of night's long hours depart
In congregation dreary,
And leave my sorrow-trampled heart
Intolerably weary.
"The Congregation" by Gamaliel Bradford
Congregations' service of song,
Thou who workest against all wrong,
Canst thou help us find the throng?
Where the boys are?
"Where are the Boys" by Frank Barbour Coffin
The congregation stood about,
Coat-collars to the ears,
And talked of stock and crops and drought
As it had done for years.
"Said Hanrahan" by John O Brien
How countlessly they congregate
O'er our tumultuous snow,
Which flows in shapes as tall as trees
When wintry winds do blow!—
"Stars" by Robert Frost
Another year, another year,
Unfolds its page of hope and fear!
Where, at its close, shall we appear
Who now are congregated here.
"New Year's Hymn" by James Monroe Whitfield

In news:

The Berkley Congregational Church marked 275 years of history with a special service on Sunday.
OGDEN — Pets and/or photos of pets will be blessed at Congregational United Church of Christ's Sunday worship service at 11 am Sunday.
First Congregational UCC collects for Lord's Cupboard.
The Lord's Cupboard received 133 pounds of nonperishable food items and paper products from First Congregational Church of Christ.
Rock Valley College's Three Choirs Concert Nov 20 at Second Congregational Church.
Rock Valley College (RVC) will present its Three Choirs Concert at 3 pm, Sunday, Nov 20, at Second Congregational Church, 318 N Church St, Rockford.
He said the old-fashion revival is part of a new evangelist outreach effort at a 120-year-old District congregation that has a proud legacy of spirituality, community service and social activism.
The congregation is home to a vibrant African American middle class families.
First Congregational Church congregants encourage the community to join them for the 2009 CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk on Sunday, Oct 25.
That drew a hearty laugh from the congregation .
But equally clear is the disconnect between the Great Commission and the average congregation .
35-year-old will lead Syracuse's Plymouth Congregational Church .
Quinn Caldwell is the new pastor at Plymouth Congregational Church , 232 E Onondaga St, in Syracuse.
Westborough's Congregational Church reaches out with 'U2Charist.
Attendees include the Congregational Church 's youth group, four other central Massachusetts youth groups, and adult UCC congregants.

In science:

That is, zeros tend almost surely to congregate in highly (positively) curved regions.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
In the absence of signi ficant rotation in the stellar population, this lost mass will congregate in the potential well.
The Planetary Nebula population of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
Currently there is no clear congregation around a single definition that can unambiguously define the surface of a black hole.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
It provides a new way to combine quantum indeterminism with the tendency of bosons to congregate indistinguishably.
A Robust Quantum Random Number Generator Based on Bosonic Stimulation
We gathered evidence that product of a quantum channel and its complex congregate with a Bell state input gives the least output entropy.
Towards a state minimizing the output entropy of a tensor product of random quantum channels
This is consistent to the observation discussed earlier in Figure 1, where the feature groups congregate in the regions of the beard, mustache and silhouette of the face to form the affiliated feature groups.
Discovering Support and Affiliated Features from Very High Dimensions
Although, it is commonly believed that normal galaxies assembled from the merger of smaller subunits and that they, in turn congregated into clusters, we still do not what were the first self-gravitating structures to form in the expanding universe.
New Problems for a New Century
From the nearby Galactic circumstances we know that gas has to get congregate into giant molecular clouds, which “fragment” into a whole range of compact “subclumps”.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
Recently, collaborative tagging systems have attracted massive user communities: Novak et al. report that in January 2006 Flickr congregated about one million users. Similarly, reached one million users in September 2006 .
Tracking User Attention in Collaborative Tagging Communities