Congresses are formal meetings of the representatives of different countries, constituent states, organizations, trade unions, political parties or other groups. The term originated in Late Middle English to denote an encounter (meeting of adversaries) during battle, from the Latin congressus.
The following congresses were formal meetings of representatives of different nations:
In the mid-1770s, to emphasize each one's status as a self-governing entity, the term was chosen by the British colonies that became the United States of America. The term... meer
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