Congressional District
Congressional Con*gres"sion*al, a. Of or pertaining to a congress, especially, to the Congress of the United States; as, congressional debates. [1913 Webster]

Congressional and official labor. --E. Everett. [1913 Webster]

{Congressional District}, one of the divisions into which a State is periodically divided (according to population), each of which is entitled to elect a Representative to the Congress of the United States. [1913 Webster]


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  • Congressional district — District Dis trict, n. [LL. districtus district, fr. L. districtus, p. p. of distringere: cf. F. district. See {Distrain}.] 1. (Feudal Law) The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing. [1913 Webster] 2. A division… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • congressional district — congressional dis·trict n: a territorial division of a state from which a member of the U.S. House of Representatives is elected Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Congressional district — ☆ Congressional district n. any of the districts into which a state is divided for electing congressmen: each district elects a member of the House of Representatives …   English World dictionary

  • Congressional district — A congressional district is “a geographical division of a state from which one member of the House of Representatives is elected.”[1] Congressional Districts are made up of three main components, a representative, constituents, and the specific… …   Wikipedia

  • congressional district — noun a territorial division of a state; entitled to elect one member to the United States House of Representatives • Hypernyms: ↑district, ↑territory, ↑territorial dominion, ↑dominion • Part Holonyms: ↑American state * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • congressional district — Geographical district of state which may send (vote) a representative to U.S. Congress + congressional district A geographical unit of a State from which one member of the House of Representatives is elected …   Black's law dictionary

  • congressional district — Geographical district of state which may send (vote) a representative to U.S. Congress + congressional district A geographical unit of a State from which one member of the House of Representatives is elected …   Black's law dictionary

  • congressional district — Synonyms and related words: Kreis, archbishopric, archdiocese, arrondissement, bailiwick, bishopric, borough, canton, city, close borough, commune, constablewick, county, departement, diocese, district, duchy, election district, electoral… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Congressional district — U.S. Govt. one of a fixed number of districts into which a state is divided, each district electing one member to the national House of Representatives. Cf. assembly district, Senatorial district. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • congressional district — noun Date: 1812 a territorial division of a state from which a member of the United States House of Representatives is elected …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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