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Definition of Congress


  1. A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an encounter.
  2. A sudden encounter; a collision; a shock; -- said of things.
  3. The coming together of a male and female in sexual commerce; the act of coition.
  4. A gathering or assembly; a conference.
  5. A formal assembly, as of princes, deputies, representatives, envoys, or commissioners; esp., a meeting of the representatives of several governments or societies to consider and determine matters of common interest.
  6. The collective body of senators and representatives of the people of a nation, esp. of a republic, constituting the chief legislative body of the nation.
  7. The lower house of the Spanish Cortes, the members of which are elected for three years.

Congress Quotations

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.
Mark Twain

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
Abraham Lincoln

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
Alexis de Tocqueville

The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.
Will Rogers

No party has a monopoly on wisdom. No democracy works without compromise. But when Governor Romney and his allies in Congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficit by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy - well, you do the math. I refuse to go along with that. And as long as I'm President, I never will.
Barack Obama
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Congress Translations

congress in Dutch is congres
congress in Latin is conventus
congress in Spanish is congreso
congress in Swedish is kongress
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