consociation

noun
con·​so·​ci·​a·​tion | \kən-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

Other Words from consociation

consociational \ kən-​ˌsō-​sē-​ˈā-​shnəl , -​shə-​nᵊl, -​shē-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of consociation

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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