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Definition of "senate" []

  • An assembly or a council of citizens having the highest deliberative and legislative functions in a government, specifically: (noun)
  • The upper house of the U.S. Congress, to which two members are elected from each state by popular vote for a six-year term. (noun)
  • The upper house in the bicameral legislature of many states in the United States. (noun)
  • The upper legislative house in Canada, France, and some other countries. (noun)
  • The supreme council of state of the ancient Roman Republic and later of the Roman Empire. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "senate" in a sentence
  • "I watched a lot of her meeting random, I just saw Kerry say ON THE SENATE FLOOR! that he isn't running for president, how BIG OF YOU! to use the senate floor to make an anti-bush campaign speech from 2 years ago Anyways, I watched a lot of Hillary's whatever it was today."
  • "Diary Entry by Rob Kall (about the author) yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Senate Joe and Dick; Election Open Thread'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'What do you think will happen in the senate?"
  • "The lieutenant-governor, in states in which there is one, presides in the senate, and is called _president of the senate_."