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satrap Tweet Definition of satrap Like Definition of satrap on Facebook
noun
  1. A governor of a Persian province.
  2. A petty ruler.
senate Tweet Definition of senate Like Definition of senate on Facebook
noun
  1. In some bicameral legislative systems, the upper house or chamber.
  2. A group of experienced, respected, wise individuals serving as decision makers or advisors in a political system or in institutional governance, as in a university, and traditionally of advanced age and male.
    • 1818, w:Percy_Bysshe_Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley,"The Revolt of Islam", canto 11, stanza 13, lines 4338-9,
    • :Before the Tyrant's throne
    • :All night his aged Senate sate.
Seven Sages Tweet Definition of Seven Sages Like Definition of Seven Sages on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Seven Sages of Greece)
the seven, Seven sage, Sages
  1. The seven ancient Greek men Thales, Solon, Periander, Cleobulus, Chilon, Bias, and Pittacus.

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