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Congress meaning

congress - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an encounter.
  2. 2. A sudden encounter; a collision; a shock; -- said of things.
  3. 3. A gathering or assembly; a conference.
  4. 4. A formal assembly, as of princes, deputies, representatives, envoys, or commissioners; esp., a meeting of the representatives of several governments or societies to consider and determine matters of common interest.
  5. 5. The collective body of senators and representatives of the people of a nation, esp. of a republic, constituting the chief legislative body of the nation.
  6. 6. The lower house of the Spanish Cortes, the members of which are elected for three years.
  7. 7. A meeting together; the federal legislature of the United States.

congress - examples of usage

  1. This new Library of Congress is certainly the crown and glory of the Washington of to- day. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  2. Congress is gone, and spring has not come. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  3. Nothing will give me greater pleasure than to do justice to your merit, and I shall miss no opportunity of declaring to congress, the commander in chief of the American army, and to the world, the great sense I have of your merit and services." - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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