See also: Congress
- (archaic) A coming together of two or more people; a meeting.
1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: What It Is. With All the Kindes, Cavses, Symptomes, Prognosticks, and Seuerall Cvres of It. In Three Maine Partitions, with Their Seuerall Sections, Members, and Svbsections. Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically Opened and Cut Up, by Democritvs Iunior, with a Satyricall Preface, Conducing to the Following Discourse, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):, New York Review of Books, 2001, p.48:
- After some little repast, he went to see Democritus […]. The multitude stood gazing round about to see the congress.
- A formal gathering or assembly; a conference held to discuss or decide on a specific question.
- (often capitalized: Congress) A legislative body of a state, originally the bicameral legislature of the United States of America.
- An association, especially one consisting of other associations or representatives of interest groups.
- The National Congress of American Indians
- Coitus; sexual intercourse.
sexual intercourse — see sexual intercourse
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