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con·gre·ga·tion·al·ism  audio  (knggr-gsh-n-lzm) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A type of church government in which each local congregation is self-governing.
  2. Congregationalism The system of government and religious beliefs of a Protestant denomination in which each member church is self-governing.


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congre·gation·al·ist(Noun)


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