congressional [k uh n- gresh- uh-nl, k uh ng-] Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for congressional on Thesaurus.com 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 1685–95;
) a coming together, equivalent to
-al 1 Related forms 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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Examples from the Web for congressionalist Historical Examples Supposing he should be arrested by the Congressionalist leaders for his treachery to them, where would his escape be then? British Dictionary definitions for congressionalist of or relating to a congress Derived Forms congressionalist, noun congressionally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for congressionalist congressional adj.
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."
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