Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Consociation > 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 coperation in ecclesiastical matters; a meeting of pasters and delegates from churches thus united. &hand; In Connecticut some of the Congregational churhes are associated in consociations and the others in conferences.