Federal Congress
Federal Fed"er*al, a. [L. foedus league, treaty, compact; akin to fides faith: cf. F. f['e]d['e]ral. see {Faith}.] 1. Pertaining to a league or treaty; derived from an agreement or covenant between parties, especially between nations; constituted by a compact between parties, usually governments or their representatives. [1913 Webster]

The Romans compelled them, contrary to all federal right, . . . to part with Sardinia. --Grew. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: (a) Composed of states or districts which retain only a subordinate and limited sovereignty, as the Union of the United States, or the Sonderbund of Switzerland. (b) Consisting or pertaining to such a government; as, the Federal Constitution; a Federal officer. (c) Friendly or devoted to such a government; as, the Federal party. see {Federalist}. [1913 Webster]

{Federal Congress}. See under {Congress}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • The Federal Congress — Congress Con gress, n.; pl. {Congresses}. [L. congressus, fr. congredi, p. p. gressus, to go or come together; con + grati to go or step, gradus step: cf. F. congr?s. See {Grade}.] 1. A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Congress — Con gress, n.; pl. {Congresses}. [L. congressus, fr. congredi, p. p. gressus, to go or come together; con + grati to go or step, gradus step: cf. F. congr?s. See {Grade}.] 1. A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an encounter.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Federal — Fed er*al, a. [L. foedus league, treaty, compact; akin to fides faith: cf. F. f[ e]d[ e]ral. see {Faith}.] 1. Pertaining to a league or treaty; derived from an agreement or covenant between parties, especially between nations; constituted by a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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