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One who congregates, especially a member of a group of people gathered for religious worship.


(Judaism) a member of a congregation, esp a Jewish congregation


(ˈkɒŋ grɪ gənt)

a person who is part of a congregation.
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Noun1.congregant - a member of a congregation (especially that of a church or synagogue)
church member, churchgoer - a religious person who goes to church regularly


[ˈkɒŋgrɪgənt] (mainly US) nfidèle mf
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According to the Portland Tribune, for the transfer of possession to be legal under Oregon law, the congregant also "should have undergone a background check at a licensed gun dealer while Lucas was present.
These two men, shoulder to shoulder with no one entering around them and walking down the aisle and meeting congregant after congregant.
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For example, a congregant may never be able to say "no" to pastors or church leaders, or they may never be able to assert themselves or question anything.
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Some clergy have taken this advice to heart and now will no longer give a congregant a hug or engage in counseling.
A distance that has historically stood between pastor and congregant, a distinct sense of "otherness," between minister and ministered, is being breached.
The verdict ended a stretch of emotional testimony, including the recording of a 911 call made by survivor Polly Sheppard, a 72-year-old Emanuel AME congregant.
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