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congress US English

The national legislative body of a country

Congress in congress US English

The national legislative body of the US, meeting at the Capitol in Washington, DC. It was established by the Constitution of 1787 and is composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives

congress boot US English

A high boot with elastic sides

Continental Congress US English

Each of the three congresses held by the American colonies (in 1774, 1775, and 1776, respectively) in revolt against British rule. The second Congress, convened in the wake of the battles at Lexington and Concord, created a Continental Army, which fought and eventually won the American Revolution

Trades Union Congress US English

(In the UK) the official representative body of British trade unions, founded in 1868 and meeting annually

Vienna, Congress of US English

An international conference held 1814–15 to agree upon the settlement of Europe after the Napoleonic Wars. The guiding principle of the settlement was the restoration and strengthening of hereditary and sometimes despotic rulers; the result was a political stability that lasted for three or four decades

Library of Congress US English

The US national library, in Washington, DC

Indian National Congress US English

A broad-based political party in India, founded in 1885 and the principal party in government since independence in 1947. Following splits in the party, the Indian National Congress (I), formed by Indira Gandhi as a breakaway group (the I standing for Indira), was confirmed in 1981 as the official Congress Party

Pan-Africanist Congress US English

A South African political movement formed in 1959 as a militant offshoot of the African National Congress. It was outlawed in 1960 after the Sharpeville massacre, but continued its armed opposition to the South African government until it was legalized in 1990

African National Congress US English

A South African political party and black nationalist organization. Having been banned by the South African government 1960–90, the ANC was victorious in the country’s first democratic elections in 1994 and its leader, Nelson Mandela, became the country’s president

Congress of Industrial Organizations US English

A federation of North American labor unions, organized largely by industry rather than craft. In 1955 it merged with the American Federation of Labor to form the AFL-CIO

Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania in Pan-Africanist Congress US English

A South African political movement formed in 1959 as a militant offshoot of the African National Congress. It was outlawed in 1960 after the Sharpeville massacre, but continued its armed opposition to the South African government until it was legalized in 1990

congress US Thesaurus

a congress of mathematicians

congress English-Spanish

congreso m

Congress in congress English-Spanish

el Congreso (de los Estados Unidos)

an act of Parliament/Congress in act English-Spanish

una ley aprobada por el Parlamento/Congreso

she will address Congress in address English-Spanish

pronunciará un discurso ante el Congreso

to force a bill through Congress in force English-Spanish

hacer* que se apruebe un proyecto de ley

to pilot a bill through Congress in pilot English-Spanish

lograr la aprobación de un proyecto de ley

to sit in Congress/the Commons in sit English-Spanish

tener* un escaño en el Congreso/en la Cámara de los Comunes, ser* diputado/senador/parlamentario

the Hispanic vote got him into Congress in get English-Spanish

salió elegido gracias al voto hispánico

the Hispanic vote got him into Congress in get into English-Spanish

salió elegido gracias al voto hispánico

the bill comes before Congress next week in come English-Spanish

el proyecto se presentará al Congreso la semana próxima

the bill comes before Congress next week in come before English-Spanish

el proyecto se presentará al Congreso la semana próxima

Congress looks certain to reject the motion in look English-Spanish

parece que el Congreso rechazará la moción

Congress is pressuring him to accept a compromise in pressure English-Spanish

el congreso lo está presionando para que transija


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