The act of congregating, or bringing together, or of collecting into one aggregate or mass.
- The act of assembling.
- A body of assembled people or things; a gathering.
- A group of people gathered for religious worship.
- The members of a specific religious group who regularly worship at a church or synagogue.
- Roman Catholic Church A religious institute in which only simple vows, not solemn vows, are taken.
- Roman Catholic Church A division of the Curia.