Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: congressus 'meeting', from the past participle of congredi 'to come together', from com- ( COM-) + gradi 'to go'


Related topics: Parliaments, Groupings
1 [uncountable and countable]PPG a formal meeting of representatives of different groups, countries etc, to discuss ideas, make decisions etc:
a congress of the ruling Labor Party
2 [countable]PGP the group of people chosen or elected to make the laws in some countries


PGP the group of people elected to make laws in the US, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives:
The President has lost the support of Congress.
4 [singular] used in the names of political parties:
Gandhi's Congress Party
congressional adjective [only before noun]
a congressional committee

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