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congregationalism

con·gre·ga·tion·al·ism

congregationalism

 
pronunciation:
kang gr geI sh n lih zm
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a form of church government in which each member church or congregation is self-governing.
definition 2: (cap.) the religious beliefs or doctrines of a Protestant denomination in which each member church is self-governing.
derivations: congregationalist (adj.), congregationalist (n.)