Con*so`ci*a"tion (?), n. [L. consociatio.] 1. Intimate union; fellowship; alliance; companionship; confederation; association; intimacy.

A friendly consociation with your kindred elements.

2. A voluntary and permanent council or union of neighboring Congregational churches, for mutual advice and coöperation in ecclesiastical matters; a meeting of pastors and delegates from churches thus united.

☞ In Connecticut some of the Congregational churhes are associated in consociations and the others in conferences.