noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
- congenital stridor,
- congenital syphilis,
- congenital total lipodystrophy,
- congenital valve,
- congestion charging,
Origin of congeries
Examples from the Web for congeries
In a more marked degree than other capitals it is a congeries of towns and colonies, largely alien in sympathies.
One of the latter kind is a congeries of ruinous heaps of square stones, covering at least five or six acres.Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology|John D. Baldwin
And here it becomes my duty to notice an error, or a congeries of errors, of Mons.Thirty Years' View (Vol. I of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
Inside the congeries of glazed houses he was somewhat at sea.The Market-Place|Harold Frederic
Here are a congeries of two-story buildings, which are together fifteen hundred feet in length by a width of seventy feet.
Word Origin for congeries
1610s, from Latin congeries "heap, pile, collected mass," from congerere "to carry together" (see congest). False singular congery is from 1866.
Man should have some sense of responsibility to the human congeries. As a matter of observation, very few men have any such sense. No social order can exist very long unless a few, at least a few, men have such a sense. [Ezra Pound, "ABC of Economics," 1933]