Religious Communities

Facilities for groups of people living together or near each other, and subscribing to the tenets of a particular religion, including those who have taken vows and belong to the structure of a particular order, as well as more loosely organized groups of people. For the religious officials or functionaries of a religion, use "clergy." For the formal, organized groups themselves, use "religious orders.".

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1179
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religious communities
religious community
communities, religious
religieuze gemeenschapscomplexen Dutch
religieus gemeenschapscomplex Dutch
comunidades religiosas Spanish
comunidad religiosa Spanish

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Facilities for groups of people living together or near each other, and subscribing to the tenets of a particular religion, including those who have taken vows and belong to the structure of a particular order, as well as more loosely organized groups of people. For the religious officials or functionaries of a religion, use "clergy." For the formal, organized groups themselves, use "religious orders."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300000632. The J. Paul Getty Trust.