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congressional

[kuh n-gresh-uh-nl, kuh ng-] /kənˈgrɛʃ ə nl, kəŋ-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a congress.
2.
(usually initial capital letter) of or pertaining to the Congress of the U.S.:
a Congressional committee.
Origin
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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British Dictionary definitions for procongressional

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 procongressional

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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