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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.]

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

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]

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.

senate

The Roman assembly of heads of patrician families. It held the supreme administrative authority, even under the empire.
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
Translations
مَجْلِس الشُّيوخ
senát
senat
senaatti
szenátus
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senatus
senatas
senāts
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senate

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

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

senate

nSenat m

senate

[ˈsɛnɪt] n (Pol) → senato (Univ) → senato accademico

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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With many other particulars concerning Ahab, always had it remained a mystery to some, why it was, that for a certain period, both before and after the sailing of the Pequod, he had hidden himself away with such Grand-Lama-like exclusiveness; and, for that one interval, sought speechless refuge, as it were, among the marble senate of the dead.
It is the Railroad Trust that runs your state government, wherever you live, and that runs the United States Senate.
This also shall they gain by thir delay In the wide Wilderness, there they shall found Thir government, and thir great Senate choose Through the twelve Tribes, to rule by Laws ordaind: God from the Mount of SINAI, whose gray top Shall tremble, he descending, will himself In Thunder Lightning and loud Trumpets sound Ordaine them Lawes; part such as appertaine To civil Justice, part religious Rites Of sacrifice, informing them, by types And shadowes, of that destind Seed to bruise The Serpent, by what meanes he shall achieve Mankinds deliverance.
Don't wait for that," said Don Quixote; "I'll help you in everything," and so he did, sifting the barley for him and cleaning out the manger; a degree of humility which made the other feel bound to tell him with a good grace what he had asked; so seating himself on a bench, with Don Quixote beside him, and the cousin, the page, Sancho Panza, and the landlord, for a senate and an audience, he began his story in this way:
The proposed Constitution, so far from implying an abolition of the State governments, makes them constituent parts of the national sovereignty, by allowing them a direct representation in the Senate, and leaves in their possession certain exclusive and very important portions of sovereign power.
On the abolition of royalty the consular administration was substituted by Brutus, who stepped forward with a project for such a reform, which, he alleged, had been prepared by Tullius Hostilius, and to which his address obtained the assent and ratification of the senate and people.
For this he was upbraided in the Senate by Fabius Maximus, and called the corrupter of the Roman soldiery.
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
Some persons say, that the most perfect government should be composed of all others blended together, for which reason they commend that of Lacedsemon; for they say, that this is composed of an oligarchy, a monarchy, and a democracy, their kings representing the monarchical part, the senate the oligarchical; and, that in the ephori may be found the democratical, as these are taken from the people.
The French entered the gates and began pitching their camp in the Senate Square.
States Senate a quorum consists of the chairman of the Committee on
Therefore we see it hath done wonders, in popular states; but with senates, and princes less; and more ever upon the first entrance of bold persons into action, than soon after; for boldness is an ill keeper of promise.