consociation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Friendly or cooperative association, as between groups or organizations.
- Ecology A subdivision of an association having one dominant species of plant.
- A political arrangement in which various groups, such as ethnic or racial populations within a country or region, share power according to an agreed formula or mechanism.
- con·soˌci·aˈtion·al adjective
Variant of consociate
Rare an associate
Origin: Middle English consociat ; from Classical Latin consociatus, past participle of consociare, to share with, join ; from com-, with plush sociare, to join: see sociable
- consociation noun