- 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 congressionally
First, congressionally charter Blue Cross-Blue Shield as a monopoly to provide basic coverage to all Americans, except retirees.One Social Conservative's Alternative to Obamacare
April 3, 2013
“Sequestration is a disgrace, a congressionally made disgrace,” says Jim Kessler, of Third Way, a centrist Democratic group.Sequester Looms as Democrats and GOP Make Little Effort to Resolve Impasse
February 6, 2013
So he would have been at odds with a congressionally powerful segment of his party on a critical issue.Mitch Daniels Rejects Candidates' Insane Path to the Presidency
Jack W. Germond
May 23, 2011
- of or relating to a congress
Word Origin and History for congressionally
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."