Meaning of Continental Congress

Con'tinen'tal Con'gress

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— Amer. Hist. Amer. Hist.
  1. either of two legislative congresses during and after the Revolutionary War. The first was in session from September 5 to October 26, 1774, to petition the British government for a redress of grievances. The second existed from May 10, 1775, to 1789, and issued the Declaration of Independence and established the Articles of Confederation.
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