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congest (plural congests)
- In Ireland and Scotland, a tenant living on land whose resources do not support him adequately.
- The large farmer's land was divided among adjoining congests.
- 1937, Richard Walsh constituency of South Mayo, Dáil Éireann - 21 April, 1937: Acquisition of Mayo Lands for Relief of Congestion.
- Mr. Walsh asked the Minister for Lands...if he will state the cause of the delay in having these lands divided amongst local congests.