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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·gres·sion·al a. Of or pertaining to a congress, especially, to the Congress of the United States; as, congressional debates.
    Congressional and official labor.   --E. Everett.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·trict, n.
 1. Feudal Law The territory within which the lord has the power of coercing and punishing.
 2. A division of territory; a defined portion of a state, town, or city, etc., made for administrative, electoral, or other purposes; as, a congressional district, judicial district, land district, school district, etc.
    To exercise exclusive legislation . . . over such district not exceeding ten miles square.   --The Constitution of the United States.
 3. Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a country; a tract.
    These districts which between the tropics lie.   --Blackstone.
 Congressional district. See under Congressional.
 District attorney, the prosecuting officer of a district or district court.
 District court, a subordinate municipal, state, or United States tribunal, having jurisdiction in certain cases within a judicial district.
 District judge, one who presides over a district court.
 District school, a public school for the children within a school district. [U.S.]
 Syn: -- Division; circuit; quarter; province; tract; region; country.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 congressional district
      n : a territorial division of a state; entitled to elect one
          member to the United States House of Representatives