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sen·ate

 (sĕn′ĭt)
n.
1. Abbr. Sen. An assembly or a council of citizens having the highest deliberative and legislative functions in a government, specifically:
a. Senate The upper house of the US Congress, to which two members are elected from each state by popular vote for a six-year term.
b. often Senate The upper house in the bicameral legislature of many states in the United States.
c. Senate The upper legislative house in Canada, France, and some other countries.
d. The supreme council of state of the ancient Roman Republic and later of the Roman Empire.
2. The building or hall in which such a council or assembly meets.
3. A governing, advisory, or disciplinary body of some colleges and universities composed of faculty members and sometimes student representatives.

[Middle English senat, from Old French, from Latin senātus, from senex, sen-, old, an elder; see sen- in Indo-European roots.]
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senate

(ˈsɛnɪt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any legislative or governing body considered to resemble a Senate
2. (Education) the main governing body at some colleges and universities
[C13: from Latin senātus council of the elders, from senex an old man]

Senate

(ˈsɛnɪt)
n (sometimes not capital)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the upper chamber of the legislatures of the US, Canada, Australia, and many other countries
2. (Historical Terms) the legislative council of ancient Rome. Originally the council of the kings, the Senate became the highest legislative, judicial, and religious authority in republican Rome
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the legislative council of ancient Rome. Originally the council of the kings, the Senate became the highest legislative, judicial, and religious authority in republican Rome
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the ruling body of certain free cities in medieval and modern Europe
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sen•ate

(ˈsɛn ɪt)

n.
1. an assembly or council having the highest deliberative functions in a government, esp. a legislative assembly.
2. (cap.) the upper house of the U.S. Congress or of a state legislature.
3. (cap.) the upper house of the legislature of other countries, as France and Canada.
4. the room or building in which such a group meets.
5. the supreme council of state of ancient Rome, the membership and functions of which varied at different periods.
6. a governing, advisory, or disciplinary body, as at some universities.
[1175–1225; Middle English senat < Latin senātus=sen(ex) old, old man + -ātus -ate3]
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Senate

 an assembly or Council of citizens; a body of the elders, 1586; the governing body of a nation, state or university.
Examples: the senate of the Gods is met, 1821; the senate of the heart, 1540.
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senate

The Roman assembly of heads of patrician families. It held the supreme administrative authority, even under the empire.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.senate - assembly possessing high legislative powerssenate - assembly possessing high legislative powers
U.S. Senate, United States Senate, US Senate, Senate - the upper house of the United States Congress
law-makers, legislative assembly, legislative body, legislature, general assembly - persons who make or amend or repeal laws
2.senate - the upper house of the United States CongressSenate - the upper house of the United States Congress
senate - assembly possessing high legislative powers
Congress, U.S. Congress, United States Congress, US Congress - the legislature of the United States government
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Translations
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senát
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senate

[ˈsenɪt] N
1. (Pol) → senado m
the Senate (US) → el Senado CABINET, CONGRESS
2. (Univ) → consejo m universitario
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senate

[ˈsɛnət]
n
(= part of government) → sénat m
the Senate → le Sénat
[university] → conseil m
modif [investigation, inquiry, hearings] → sénatorial(e); [leader] → du Sénat; [majority] → sénatorial(e); [approval, confirmation, resolution] → du Sénat senate bill, senate committeesenate bill nrapport m du Sénatsenate committee ncommission f sénatoriale
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senate

nSenat m
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senate

[ˈsɛnɪt] n (Pol) → senato (Univ) → senato accademico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

senate

(ˈsenət) noun
1. a lawmaking body, especially the upper house of the parliament in some countries.
2. in ancient Rome, the chief legislative and administrative body.
ˈsenator noun
1. (sometimes abbreviated to Sen. in titles) a member of a lawmaking senate. Senator Smith.
2. a member of a Roman senate.
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