- of or relating to a congress.
- (usually initial capital letter) of or relating to the Congress of the U.S.: a Congressional committee.
Origin of congressional
Examples from the Web for congressionalist
Supposing he should be arrested by the Congressionalist leaders for his treachery to them, where would his escape be then?In Strange Company
- of or relating to a congress
Word Origin and History for congressionalist
1690s, from Latin congressionem (from congressus, see congress) + -al (1). Originally sometimes reviled as barbarous, Pickering (1816) quotes an unnamed English correspondent: "The term Congress belonging to America, the Americans may employ its derivatives, without waiting for the assent of the English."