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congressional

[ kuhn-gresh-uh-nl, kuhng- ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to a congress.
  2. (usually initial capital letter) of or relating to the Congress of the U.S.:

    a Congressional committee.



congressional

/ kənˈɡrɛʃənəl /

adjective

  1. of or relating to a congress


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Derived Forms

  • conˈgressionally, adverb
  • conˈgressionalist, noun

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Other Words From

  • con·gression·al·ist noun
  • con·gression·al·ly adverb
  • non-Con·gression·al adjective
  • precon·gression·al adjective
  • pro-Con·gression·al adjective
  • uncon·gression·al adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of congressional1

1685–95; < Latin congressiōn- (stem of congressiō ) a coming together, equivalent to congress ( us ) ( congress ) + -iōn- -ion + -al 1

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Example Sentences

The presentation by the House impeachment managers was a demonstration, the more welcome for its rarity, of congressional conscientiousness and meticulousness.

It’s very possible, though, that opinion will shift during the congressional hearings next week.

I think the trial is a waste of time and is the result of seething partisan anger on the part of congressional Democrats.

Last week, members of the Washington region’s congressional delegation said they plan to ask Congress to increase the amount of capital project money Metro receives from $150 million a year to $200 million a year, gradually over 10 years.

Those communities may, for instance, want to advocate to the state commission that they want the entire city to be part of one congressional district.

Or (horrors) he could reach out to congressional leaders in both parties to pursue bipartisan legislation.

She fails to appreciate the congressional and constitutional obstacles Johnson had to overcome to win passage of the bill.

After the Thursday prayer, the crowd of Congressional staff and lawmakers posed in the iconic, "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" pose.

The answer is that you flip state legislatures, since in most places, state legislatures draw the congressional district lines.

Now tell me: How are Democrats going to win back those legislatures so that they can start drawing congressional district lines?

One fellow appropriated a heavy volume of Congressional documents, which he carried about several days.

Bound volumes of the "Congressional Record" in their original wrappers were piled in a corner.

In 1882 the manner of representation to the national convention was changed from congressional districts to grouping of counties.

He died in Washington years after, again a Senator, and is buried in the Congressional burial ground.

Purely as a matter of a legal exhibit, a copy of this “oath” was ordered printed in the Congressional Record, February 15, 1913.

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