Seanad Eireann


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Seanad Éireann

(ˈʃænəð ˈeːrən)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the Republic of Ireland) the upper chamber of parliament; the Senate
[from Irish, literally: senate of Ireland]
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Noun1.Seanad Eireann - the upper house of the parliament of the Irish Republic
house - an official assembly having legislative powers; "a bicameral legislature has two houses"
Oireachtas - the parliament of the Irish Republic
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