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Definition of congress
- 2 (Congress) a national legislative body, especially that of the US. The US Congress, which meets at the Capitol in Washington DC, was established by the Constitution of 1787 and is composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives: legislative power is held by a 72-member National Congress changes in taxation required the approval of Congress
late Middle English (denoting an encounter during battle): from Latin congressus, from congredi 'meet', from con- 'together' + gradi 'walk'