adjective Date: 1639 1. of or relating to a congregation 2. capitalized of or relating to a body of Protestant churches deriving from the English Independents of the 17th century and affirming the essential importance and the autonomy of the local congregation 3. of or relating to church government placing final authority in the assembly of the local congregation • congregationalism noun, often capitalizedcongregationalist noun or adjective, often capitalized

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  • congregational — congregationally, adv. /kong gri gay sheuh nl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a congregation: congregational singing. 2. (cap.) pertaining or adhering to a form of Protestant church government in which each local church acts as an independent, self …   Universalium

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