senatorial district


Definition of senatorial district

: a territorial division from which a senator is elected — compare congressional district

Examples of senatorial district in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only candidates who garner 15% of the vote statewide or in state senatorial districts will get any of the at-large or district delegates — 198 of Texas’ total of 261 delegates. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, "Bernie Sanders, aided by Hispanics, bursts into lead in Texas primary, Dallas News-UT Tyler poll shows," 1 Mar. 2020 Delegates are awarded proportionally through state senatorial districts and at-large. Dallas News, "With Super Tuesday primaries looming, Democratic presidential hopefuls step up their Texas outreach," 12 Jan. 2020 Buttigieg, who was just endorsed by DISD School Trustee Miguel Solis, is organizing in each of Texas’ senatorial districts. Dallas News, "With Super Tuesday primaries looming, Democratic presidential hopefuls step up their Texas outreach," 12 Jan. 2020 Cannabis dispensaries, where qualified patients can actually purchase cannabis, are limited to two per state senatorial district, and the two licenses for Carroll County were announced back in 2016. Jon Kelvey,, "Carroll County’s first cannabis dispensary holds open house ahead of Monday opening," 10 July 2019 State law allows for two dispensaries in each of Maryland’s 47 senatorial districts. The Aegis, "Medical marijuana dispensary coming to Abingdon," 13 June 2018 Under state law, two dispensaries can be located within each of the 47 state senatorial districts. Erika Butler, The Aegis, "Harford's first medical marijuana dispensary opening in Joppa today," 27 Apr. 2018 Ohio's 9th senatorial district covers much of Cincinnati and communities such as St. Bernard, Elmwood Place, Norwood, Golf Manor, Columbia Township, Silverton, Wyoming and Springfield Township. Monroe Trombly,, "Former State Rep. Dale Mallory files to run against State Sen. Cecil Thomas in Ohio's 9th District Senate seat," 2 Feb. 2018 Until then, senatorial districts had followed county boundaries. Erick Trickey, Smithsonian, "Where Did the Term “Gerrymander” Come From?," 20 July 2017

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First Known Use of senatorial district

1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Senatorial district.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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