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con•gress



Pronunciation: (
n.kong'gris;
v.kun-gres', kung-),
[key]
n.
1. (cap.)
a. the national legislative body of the U.S., consisting of the Senate, or upper house, and the House of Representatives, or lower house, as a continuous institution.
b. this body as it exists for a period of two years during which it has the same membership: the 96th Congress.
c. a session of this body: to speak in Congress.
2. the national legislative body of a nation, esp. of a republic.
3. a formal meeting or assembly of representatives for the discussion, arrangement, or promotion of some matter of common interest.
4. the act of coming together; an encounter; meeting.
5. an association, esp. one composed of representatives of various organizations.
6. familiar relations; dealings; intercourse.
7. coitus; sexual intercourse.

v.i.
to assemble together; meet in congress.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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