congregational 1630s, in reference to Congregationalism, a Protestant movement in which church congregations were to be self-governing (the term most used in New England, in Britain they were called Independent); from CONGREGATION (Cf. congregation) + -AL (Cf. -al) (1). Related: Congregationalist.

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  • Congregational — Con gre*ga tion*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a congregation; conducted, or participated in, by a congregation; as, congregational singing. [1913 Webster] 2. Belonging to the system of Congregationalism, or to Congregationalist; holding to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • congregational — index collective Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • congregational — [käŋ΄grə gā′shə nəl, kän΄ grə grə gā′shə nəl] adj. 1. of or like a congregation 2. [C ] of Congregationalism or Congregationalists …   English World dictionary

  • Congregational — /kɒŋgrəˈgeɪʃənəl/ (say konggruh gayshuhnuhl) adjective 1. relating or adhering to a Christian Protestant denomination distinguished mainly by a form of church government in which each congregation or local church acts as an independent, self… …  

  • 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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  • congregational — /kɒŋgrəˈgeɪʃənəl / (say konggruh gayshuhnuhl) adjective of or relating to a congregation: congregational singing …  

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