What does the word congregation mean?

Usage examples for congregation

  1. The children in the congregation are my salvation. – Mushrooms on the Moor by Frank Boreham
  2. She might have found opportunities in plenty in St. Stephen's Church, but the only young ladies she knew in the congregation belonged to the select Guild of which Miss Kendall was a member, and since her encounter with that lady Elizabeth had wisely avoided her. – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith
  3. On Hospital Sundays the total sums collected from his flock were by far the largest that came from the pockets of any congregation in London. – The Dweller on the Threshold by Robert Smythe Hichens