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congregationalism

CONGREGATIONALISM, n. Ecclesiastical government in the hands of each church, as an independent body.




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CONGREGATIONALISM, n. Ecclesiastical government in the hands of each church, as an independent body.


CON-GRE-GA'TION-AL-ISM, n.

Ecclesiastical government in the hands of each church, as an independent body.


Con`gre*ga"tion*al*ism
  1. That system of church organization which vests all ecclesiastical power in the assembled brotherhood of each local church.
  2. The faith and polity of the Congregational churches, taken collectively.

    * In this sense (which is its usual signification) Congregationalism is the system of faith and practice common to a large body of evangelical Trinitarian churches, which recognize the local brotherhood of each church as independent of all dictation in ecclesiastical matters, but are united in fellowship and joint action, as in councils for mutual advice, and in consociations, conferences, missionary organizations, etc., and to whose membership the designation "Congregationalists" is generally restricted; but Unitarian and other churches are Congregational in their polity.

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Congregationalism

CONGREGATIONALISM, noun Ecclesiastical government in the hands of each church, as an independent body.

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sacrament

SAC'RAMENT, n. [L. sacramentum, an oath, from sacer, sacred.]

1. Among ancient christian writers, a mystery. [Not in use.]

2. An oath; a ceremony producing an obligation; but not used in this general sense.

3. In present usage, an outward and visible sign of inward and spiritual grace; or more particularly, a solemn religious ceremony enjoined by Christ, the head of the christian church, to be observed by his followers, by which their special relation to him is created, or their obligations to him renewed and ratified. Thus baptism is called a sacrament, for by it persons are separated from the world, brought into Christ's visible church, and laid under particular obligations to obey his precepts. The eucharist or communion of the Lord's supper, is also a sacrament, for by commemorating the death and dying love of Christ, christians avow their special relation to him, and renew their obligations to be faithful to their divine Master. When we use sacrament without any qualifying word, we mean by it,

4. The eucharist or Lord's supper.

SAC'RAMENT, v.t. To bind by an oath. [Not used.]

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negligent

NEGLIGENT, a.

1. Careless; heedless; apt or accustomed to omit what ought to be done; inattentive to business or necessary concerns. It is applied to a particular instance of neglect, or it denotes habitually careless or inattentive. 2 Chronicles 29. 2 Peter 1.

He that thinks he can afford to be negligent, is not far from being poor.

2. Regardless.

Be thou negligent of fame.

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