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con·gress

congress

 
 
pronunciation:
kang grihs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the branch of a national government that makes laws.
synonyms:
house, legislature, parliament
similar words:
assembly, council, senate
definition 2: (capitalized) the branch of the U.S. government that is elected to make laws. Congress is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The bill was passed by the Congress but was vetoed by the President.The Congress will begin its session next week.
similar words:
legislature
derivations: congressional (adj.), congressionally (adv.)
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  • congressman:
    a man who is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • congresswoman:
    a woman who is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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