senatorial

adjective
sen·​a·​to·​ri·​al | \ ˌse-nə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce senatorial (audio) \

Definition of senatorial

: of, relating to, or befitting a senator or a senate senatorial office senatorial rank

Examples of senatorial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Marquee races like the Ohio senatorial and gubernatorial races get top billing, but there were a handful of other notable results from last night as well. Ben Kamisar, NBC News, 4 May 2022 Any exuberance must be tempered, however, by the fact that Georgia's Republican voters also selected US senatorial candidate Herschel Walker, a Trump political creation who has yet to acknowledge Biden's election victory. Norman Eisen And Dennis Aftergut, CNN, 26 May 2022 Days before Tuesday's Republican primary election in Pennsylvania, senatorial candidate Dr. Oz said during an interview Saturday that a comment made by one of his primary opponents, Kathy Barnette, should disqualify her from contention. Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 15 May 2022 That's what Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas did in their famous series of joint appearances leading up to the 1858 senatorial election in Illinois. Samuel Goldman, The Week, 15 Apr. 2022 As critical race theory continues to spark debate in the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections, some on social media claim a recent campaign ad showing a conservative Ohio senatorial candidate with Black Marines was doctored. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 12 Apr. 2022 In a statement emailed shorty after 7 on a Saturday night, Trump announced his support for senatorial candidateDr. David Jackson, USA TODAY, 17 Apr. 2022 This outbreak of senatorial clarity and brevity, however, proved fleeting. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2022 Gregorio Honasan, a key leader of the coup plot against the elder Mr. Marcos, has been adopted by Mr. Marcos Jr. in his senatorial slate. Jim Gomez And Joeal Calupitan, The Christian Science Monitor, 25 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of senatorial

1740, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of senatorial was in 1740

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22 Jun 2022

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“Senatorial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/senatorial. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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