Con|gre|ga|tion|al|is|m [ˌkɔŋgrıˈgeıʃənəlızəm US ˌka:ŋ-] n [U]
a type of Christianity in which each congregation is responsible for making its own decisions
>Congregational adj
>Congregationalist n

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