senatus consultum

noun
se·​na·​tus con·​sul·​tum | \ sə-ˌnä-təs-kən-ˈsəl-təm How to pronounce senatus consultum (audio) , -ˈsu̇l- \
plural senatus consulta\ sə-​ˌnä-​təs-​kən-​ˈsəl-​tə How to pronounce senatus consultum (audio) \

Definition of senatus consultum

: a decree of the ancient Roman senate

First Known Use of senatus consultum

1696, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for senatus consultum

Latin, decree of the senate

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“Senatus consultum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/senatus%20consultum. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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