con·gress n [Latin congressus meeting, encounter, from congredi to approach, meet]1: a formal meeting of delegates2 a: the supreme legislative body of a nation and esp. a republicb cap: the legislative branch of the United States government; specif: the U.S. House of Representatives3 capa: the U.S. legislature as it is composed for an enumerated two-year periodthe 101st Congressb: a single session of the U.S. legislature see also house of representatives, senate; article i of the constitution in the back mattercon·gres·sion·al adjcon·gres·sion·al·ly adv
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
advisory body, assemblage, assembly, consultive body, council, governmental body, legislative body, legislature, political body
assemblage, chamber (body), coalition, company (assemblage), government (political administration), legislature, parley, rendezvous, session
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.(1) A country’s national legislative body; in the United States, the body composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives, usually capitalized to “Congress.”(2) A formal meeting, usually by political or professional groups.(3) A union or coming together, as in the phrase “sexual congress.”
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
the federal legislature of the USA comprising two chambers: the Senate, made up of Senators, and the House of Representatives, made up of representatives, or Congressmen and Congress-women. The Congress represents the states. The Senators are elected on a state-wide basis and the representatives on a district-wide basis. Legislative powers cover inter alia interstate and foreign commerce, federal tax, currency, the post, declarations of war, much commercial law and the establishment of the armed forces. So-called general clauses have allowed Congress, with the decisions of the Supreme Court, to be active in other areas. Statutes are passed by simple majority of both houses.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.
1 n. A formal assembly, conference, or meeting of delegates or representatives.2 v. To meet at a congress.3 n. The legislature of various countries.Congress. The national legislature of the United States consisting of two branches, the House of Representatives and the Senate, and created by the United States Constitution.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.