A congregation is a group of people (or creatures or things) that are congregated, collected or gathered together. It can mean: .
the process or action of congregating .…
a group or mass gathered together .
a group assembled together for, or regularly attending religious worship .
the name given to a special body of persons, e.g. 'The Congregation for the Cause of Saints' ( Roman Catholic church body ) The size of the group is neither indicated nor implied by the word. Examples of usage: .
For safety reasons, patrons are advised that congregation near the entrances and exits is not permitted. .
A congregation of vile vapors met his nose. .
The antelopes struggled in the muddy waters as the congregation of crocodiles did what crocodiles do. .
Alice watched in wonderment as a huge congregation of crows gathered on the lawn. .
The priest invited the congregation to stand. .
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