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CONGREGATION. A society of a number of persons who compose an ecclesiastical body. In the ecclesiastical law this term is used to designate certain bureaux at Rome, where ecclesiastical matters are attended to. In the United States, by congregation is meant the members of a particular church, who meet in one place worship. See 2 Russ. 120.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Bateman Community Living operates exclusively in the seniors delivered food market providing meals to seniors either at home or in congregate settings.
Congregate care is generally more intensive than the care that is offered in a traditional skilled nursing facility, yet it is less intrusive than care offered in a large hospital.
Child welfare agencies are working to reduce the use of congregate care by reinvesting funds into family-based and prevention services and changing policies to favor family placements and discourage congregate care.
Since the majority of adolescents interviewed, and many others in child welfare systems, spend some or all of their teenage years in congregate care settings, understanding their experiences in such settings is important.
The book will be useful for those making decision for improving and maintaining assisted living, congregate, and continuing care communities.
Clifton added: "People are likely to congregate around the back of the grandstand, and that is where we could have the most difficulty.
There are apartments above some of the downtown storefronts, and town officials indicated that some of the young people who congregate in the area apparently live in those apartments.
The order allows officers to disperse groups of two or more people who congregate in the area covered by the ban.
At the same time, European fans are asserting their right to congregate during the 2006 World Cup, even though they have no chance of buying their way in.
In Somewhere Else, Shenoda's first book, he weaves both contemporary and ancient language around the historical context of his own familial and cultural experience, holding it precious as "one breath / living for that single moment / where voices congregate / pitching into the unknown." The poet's lexicon is refreshingly rich and varied borrowing from several cultures.
Packed with international and foreign nautical charts, details on Logan navigation, discussions of navigation regulations and ocean chemistry and properties, and logarithm charts, The American Practical Navigator is a 'must' reference for any serious boater, and for libraries where boaters congregate. Carolyn and Bob Mehaffy's Cruising Guide To The Hawaiian Islands (0939837269, $29.95) comes from a couple who use San Francisco Bay as their port, and who set sail for Hawaii in 1996 after they retired.
Their favored milieu, embassy cocktail parties, was useful in recruiting Soviet diplomats but is definitely not where members of al Qaeda congregate. Nevertheless, we have lots of case officers and few NOCs, because case officers are the way it has been done and the old boys always like to stick to the old ways.