consociation


con·so·ci·a·tion

noun \-ˌsō-sē-ˈā-shən, -shē-\

Definition of CONSOCIATION

1
:  association in fellowship or alliance
2
:  an association of churches or religious societies
3
:  an ecological community with a single dominant species
con·so·ci·a·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

First Known Use of CONSOCIATION

1593

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