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congressional

[kuh n-gresh-uh-nl, kuh ng-] /kənˈgrɛʃ ə nl, kəŋ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a congress.
2.
(usually initial capital letter) of or relating to the Congress of the U.S.:
a Congressional committee.
Origin of congressional
1685-1695
1685-95; < Latin congressiōn- (stem of congressiō) a coming together, equivalent to congress(us) (see congress) + -iōn- -ion + -al1
Related forms
congressionalist, noun
congressionally, adverb
non-Congressional, adjective
precongressional, adjective
pro-Congressional, adjective
uncongressional, adjective
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  • Supposing he should be arrested by the congressionalist leaders for his treachery to them, where would his escape be then?

    In Strange Company Guy Boothby
British Dictionary definitions for congressionalist

congressional

/kənˈɡrɛʃənəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a congress
Derived Forms
congressionalist, noun
congressionally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for congressionalist

congressional

adj.

1690s, from Latin congressionem (from congressus, see congress) + -al (1). Originally sometimes reviled as barbarous, Pickering (1816) quotes an unnamed English correspondent: "The term Congress belonging to America, the Americans may employ its derivatives, without waiting for the assent of the English."

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