Complete Definition of "senate"

English

Etymology
From L. term|senatus|senÄtus|lang=la, from term|senex||old.

Pronunciation
a|RP|UA IPA|/ËsÉnɪt/|/ËsÉnÉt/
audio|en-us-senate.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|Énɪt

Homophones
synod (in some American dialects, IPAchar|[ËsɪnÉtÌ])

Noun
en-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.

Related terms

senator
senatorial
senatus
mid
senescent
senile
senior

Translations

Catalan: senat m
French: sénat m
Finnish: senaatti
Hebrew: ×נס×
Italian: senato m
Latin: senatus m
Norwegian: senat
mid
Persian: FAchar|سÙا (senâ)
Polish: senat m
Spanish: senado m
Swedish: senat c
Welsh: senedd

References
R:Webster 1913|senate
R:Dictionary.com|senate

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