Act of Congress

Act of Congress
Act of Congress ˌAct of ˈCongress noun Acts of Congress PLURALFORM [countable] LAW
a law made by the central national elected body of the US:

• an Act of Congress that banned the products of child labor from interstate commerce

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Act of Congress UK US noun [C] (plural Acts of Congress) LAW
a new law that is made by the US Senate and House of Representatives, usually after it has been signed by the President: »

The overall settlement under discussion would require an Act of Congress, the report said.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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