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congress

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  1. 1 the highest lawmaking body of a political unit the national emergency required a special session of congress Synonyms of congress parliament Words Related to congress assembly, chamber, council, diet, house, legislative, legislature; general assembly, legislative assembly

  2. 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 Synonyms of congress assembly, meeting, convention, convocation, council, gathering, get-together, huddle, powwowWords Related to congress clinic, workshop; cabinet, caucus, conclave, synod; demonstration, rally; confab, conversation, dialogue (also dialog), discourse, discussion, palaver, talk; negotiation, parley, summit; conference, forum, round-robin, roundtable, seminar, symposium; audience, interview, session

  3. 3 a group of persons formally joined together for some common interest the Canada Trades and Labor Congress Synonyms of congress board, brotherhood, chamber, club, college, association, consortium, council, fellowship, fraternity, guild (also gild), institute, institution, league, order, organization, society, sodalityWords Related to congress collective, commune, community, cooperative; alliance, bloc, camp, coalition, partnership; body, cadre, group; circle, clan, clique, coterie, junta, junto, klatch (also klatsch), lot, set; crew, outfit, party, squad, team; branch, chapter, local; faithful, fold, membership; sisterhood, sorority; cabal, camarilla, camorra, confederacy, conspiracy; band, gang, ring; cartel, combine, syndicate

  4. 4 sexual union involving penetration of the vagina by the penis laws that once prohibited congress between people of different races Synonyms of congress coition, coitus, commerce, sexual intercourse, copulating, copulation, coupling, intercourse, lovemaking, mating, relations, sex, sex act, sexual relationsWords Related to congress fornication; safe sex; carnality, sexuality; breeding, insemination; dalliance, hanky-panky, whoopee


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