Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The United States national legislature; any formal gathering of representatives.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In international law. An assembly of envoys, commissioners, deputies, etc., from different sovereignties who mcet to concert measures for their common good, or to adjust their mutual concerns. In American law. The name of the legislative assembly of the United States, composed of the senate and house of representatives, q. vt)