con·​gre·​gant ˈkäŋ-gri-gənt How to pronounce congregant (audio)
: one who congregates
specifically : a member of a congregation

Examples of congregant in a Sentence

A small number of congregants had assembled for Midnight Mass. The church depends on the financial support of its congregants.
Recent Examples on the Web My congregants leave our church at 164th St. with spirits lifted and souls at peace only to enter a twilight zone of no-parking and no-turning signs and arrows that confuse many and often lead to hefty fines. Patrick O'Connor, New York Daily News, 9 July 2024 Clergy described aggression from congregants and direct exposure to extreme suffering, such as being called to a home amid a domestic conflict or right after someone died by suicide. Laura Captari, The Conversation, 24 June 2024 But the leaders of the three main Christian groups favor good relations with one another and seek to spread that preference to their congregants. Victor Gaetan, Foreign Affairs, 3 Apr. 2013 As written, the play ends with Purlie welcoming congregants to his new church. Erik Piepenburg, New York Times, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for congregant 

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of congregant was in 1886

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“Congregant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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