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congress

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1 the highest lawmaking body of a political unit
  • the national emergency required a special session of congress

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2 a coming together of a number of persons for a specified purpose
  • following World War I a great congress of world leaders took place in Paris to plan the postwar world

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4 sexual union involving penetration of the vagina by the penis
  • laws that once prohibited congress between people of different races

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The first known use of congress was in 1528

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“Congress.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/congress. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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