Definition of congress
- the Congress of Vienna
- the Congress of the United States
- the World Energy Congress
She was recently elected to the country's congress.
the congresses of Mexico and Chile
The bill easily passed both houses of Congress.
Congress is not currently in session.
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: a formal meeting in which representatives or experts discuss important matters, make decisions, etc.
: the group of people who are responsible for making the laws of a country in some kinds of government
Congress : a particular congress; especially : the congress of the United States that includes the Senate and the House of Representatives
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