congressional district

noun

: a territorial division of a state from which a member of the U.S. House of Representatives is elected

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Questions intensified after The New York Times examined the narrative Santos, 34, presented to voters during his successful campaign for a congressional district that straddles the north shore suburbs of Long Island and a sliver of Queens. Time, 29 Dec. 2022 Questions intensified after The New York Times examined the narrative Santos, 34, presented to voters during his successful campaign for a congressional district that straddles the north shore suburbs of Long Island and a sliver of Queens. Arkansas Online, 29 Dec. 2022 Questions intensified after The New York Times examined the narrative Santos, 34, presented to voters during his successful campaign for a congressional district that straddles the north shore suburbs of Long Island and a sliver of Queens. Bobby Caina Calvan, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Dec. 2022 Last month, Fox News Digital learned that Rep. Slotkin recently moved into a Lansing, Michigan, condo owned by a lobbyist, who also happens to be one of her campaign donors, in order to run for re-election in a new congressional district. Houston Keene | Fox News, Fox News, 21 Oct. 2022 In a congressional district that straddles Orange and San Diego counties — and could help determine which party controls the House — gas prices are a key consideration in the run-up to the election. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 5 Oct. 2022 So why does this matter beyond one congressional district in New York? Philip Elliott, Time, 10 Jan. 2023 After serving on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, in the Assembly and in the state Senate, Speier for the last 14 years has represented much of Ryan’s old congressional district in the suburbs south of San Francisco. Los Angeles Times, 2 Jan. 2023 Maxwell Frost was houseless for a month during his winning campaign to represent Florida’s 10th congressional district in Congress. Pablo Manríquez, The New Republic, 19 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of congressional district was in 1812

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“Congressional district.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/congressional%20district. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Legal Definition

congressional district

noun
: a territorial division of a state from which a member of the U.S. House of Representatives is elected
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