con·​gre·​gant | \ ˈkäŋ-gri-gənt How to pronounce congregant (audio) \

Definition of congregant

: 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 But several blocks across town, a fellow congregant has another perspective. Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2021 They have been evacuated from the temple and are resting in the empty upstairs bedroom of a congregant in Nevada, covered by a traditional white and blue tallit, or prayer shawl. Robin Estrin, Los Angeles Times, 10 Sep. 2021 The rally also comes days after John T. Earnest, 22, pleaded guilty to murder and hate crime charges in the shooting at Chabad of Poway that killed one congregant and injured three others on the last day of Passover in 2019. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 July 2021 The revelation led members of both churches to tears, and a White congregant offered an emotional apology. Erin Donaghue, CBS News, 23 July 2021 Chabad of Poway congregant Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, was killed. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 July 2021 In the meantime, Kyle is searching for a church to attend as a congregant. Washington Post, 2 July 2021 Rabbi Yehuda Ceitlin of Chabad Tucson said the vandalism was discovered by a congregant coming to the synagogue for prayer and a Torah class. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 June 2021 Rabbi Yehuda Ceitlin of Chabad Tucson said the vandalism was discovered on the morning of June 7 by a congregant coming to the synagogue for prayer and a Torah class. Olivia Munson, The Arizona Republic, 25 June 2021

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First Known Use of congregant

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of congregant was in 1886

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“Congregant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of congregant

: a person who is part of a congregation : a person who is attending religious services or who regularly attends religious services

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