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  1. congress

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    • n.
      a national legislative body, especially that of the US. The US Congress, which meets at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., was established by the Constitution of 1787 and is composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives;a particular session of the US Congress
    • noun: Congress, plural noun: congresses

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    • 1. a national legislative body, especially that of the US. The US Congress, which meets at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., was established by the Constitution of 1787 and is composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives:

      changes in taxation required the approval of Congress

      legislative power is held by a 72-member National Congress

    • 2. a particular session of the US Congress:

      the 104th Congress

    • 3. a formal meeting or series of meetings for discussion between delegates, especially those from a political party or labor union or from within a particular discipline:

      an international congress of mathematicians

    • 4. a society or organization, especially a political one:

      the National Congress of American Indians

    • 5. the action of coming together:

      sexual congress

    • ph. each of the three congresses held by the American colonies (in 1774, 1775, and 1776, respectively) in revolt against British rule. The second Congress, convened in the wake of the battles at Lexington and Concord, created a Continental Army, which fought and eventually won the American Revolution.

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    • ph. (in the US) each of the three congresses held by the American colonies in revolt against British rule in 1774, 1775, and 1776 respectively. The second Congress, convened in the wake of the battles at Lexington and Concord, created a Continental Army, which fought and eventually won the American War of Independence.

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    • n. a high boot with elastic sides.

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    • n. a person formally elected to the US national legislative body, especially a member of the House of Representatives:

    • Members of Congress have to answer to the voters

      Write, email, or call your Member of Congress and Senators

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    • n. a person formally elected to the US national legislative body, especially a member of the House of Representatives:

    • Members of Congress have to answer to the voters

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    • ph. a broad-based political party in India, founded in 1885 and the principal party in government since independence in 1947. Following splits in the party, the Indian National Congress (I), formed by Indira Gandhi as a breakaway group (the I standing for Indira), was confirmed in 1981 as the official Congress Party.

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    • ph. the US national library, in Washington DC.

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    • ph. an international conference held 1814–15 to agree the settlement of Europe after the Napoleonic Wars. The guiding principle of the settlement was the restoration and strengthening of hereditary and sometimes despotic rulers; the result was a political stability that lasted for three or four decades.

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    • n.
      a formal meeting or series of meetings for discussion between delegates, especially those from a political party, trade union, or from within a particular sphere of activity:
    • an international congress of mathematicians

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