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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

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

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

You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think.
Milton Berle

Reparations, I believe, are talked about for political reasons, trying to cater for the purpose of getting votes. If Congress was serious about reparations - in '93 and '94 the Democrats controlled the House, the Senate and the White House, and not one single Republican vote was needed for reparations.
J. C. Watts
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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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