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

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In Washington, Brammer lived a double life—by day a senatorial staffer and by night a writer obsessed. Jeffrey Frank, WSJ, "‘Leaving the Gay Place’ and ‘The Gay Place’ Review: The Texas Way," 28 Dec. 2018 Alabama went for Trump by 36 points in 2016, and if former Attorney General Sessions decides to seek his onetime seat, Mr. Jones’s senatorial career will likely prove short. Allen C. Guelzo, WSJ, "The Blue Wave Breaks Gently," 9 Nov. 2018 One appears to mimic the domain of the International Republican Institute, which promotes democratic principles and is led by a notable board of directors, including six Republican senators and a leading senatorial candidate. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Microsoft shuts down phishing sites, accuses Russia of new election meddling," 21 Aug. 2018 The event will be held at the Union League, a spokesperson for Barletta’s senatorial campaign confirmed. Wire Reports,, "Mike Pence to headline Lou Barletta fundraiser at Union League," 12 July 2018 Each has a gubernatorial or senatorial race and three states – Minnesota, Ohio, and Nebraska – have both. NBC News, "In Trump's trade war, China takes aim at vulnerable counties," 24 June 2018 An anti-purge senatorial candidate is targeted by the corrupt NFFA for assassination., "Why People Either Really Love Or Hate The Purge Movies," 3 July 2018 The national Republican senatorial campaign is going to put money into this. Fox News, "Sen. Toomey on move to curb Trump's trade authority," 10 June 2018 On March 13, the night Conor Lamb was elected to Congress, my old friend and former senatorial colleague Rick Santorum made an important point on CNN. Joe Lieberman, Time, "Joe Lieberman: A New Way to Keep Ideologues Out of Congress," 13 Apr. 2018

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1740, in the meaning defined above

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: of or relating to a senator or a senate

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