senator

noun
sen·​a·​tor | \ ˈse-nə-tər How to pronounce senator (audio) \

Definition of senator

: a member of a senate

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senatorship \ ˈse-​nə-​tər-​ˌship How to pronounce senatorship (audio) \ noun

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However, Ryan earned his spot at WVU with a partial academic scholarship to major in pre-law with his sights set on being a senator or judge. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, "'I thought I'd be ready': Father mourns son's death 10 years after attack put him in coma," 14 Sep. 2019 Harris, a California senator, is referring to a Justice Department legal opinion that says sitting presidents are immune from indictment. BostonGlobe.com, "WASHINGTON — Ten Democrats seeking the presidency sparred Thursday night in a sprawling debate that put all qualifying contenders on the same stage for the first time.," 13 Sep. 2019 Harris, a California senator, is referring to a Justice Department legal opinion that says sitting presidents are immune from indictment. Calvin Woodward, Fortune, "Fact Checking the Third Democratic Debate: Medicare for All, Cages, Child Poverty," 12 Sep. 2019 Three of the six senators in the race co-sponsored the bill written by Sanders to establish a national Medicare-for-all health insurance program. Akilah Johnson, ProPublica, "Medicare-for-All Is Not Medicare, and Not Really for All. So What Does It Actually Mean?," 6 Sep. 2019 Almost 20 years ago, recognizing similar issues as an Illinois state senator, Barack Obama attempted to unseat Rush. Rachel Janfaza, Teen Vogue, "Can This 26-Year-Old Activist Unseat a 26-Year Congressional Incumbent?," 4 Sep. 2019 In the spring of 1954, just a year after the Kennedys were married, the new couple was living in a modest red-brick townhouse in Georgetown where JFK was a junior senator for Massachusetts. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Orlando Suero, Hollywood Photographer, Dies at 94," 21 Aug. 2019 His daughter, Lauren Book, is a Democratic state senator. Ken Silverstein, The New Republic, "Shock Corridor," 19 Aug. 2019 And so a group of Democratic senators has introduced a bill that could change the law in order to let the FTC fine a bad actor big bucks. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Proposed bill would make monopolies pay “serious” fines," 5 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of senator

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for senator

Middle English senatour, from Anglo-French senatur, from Latin senator, from senatus

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senator

noun

English Language Learners Definition of senator

: a member of a senate or the Senate

senator

noun
sen·​a·​tor | \ ˈse-nə-tər How to pronounce senator (audio) \

Kids Definition of senator

: a member of a Senate

senator

noun
sen·​a·​tor | \ ˈse-nə-tər How to pronounce senator (audio) \

Legal Definition of senator

: a member of a senate

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senatorial \ ˌse-​nə-​ˈtōr-​ē-​əl How to pronounce senatorial (audio) \ adjective

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