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)
: a decree of the ancient Roman senate

Word History

Etymology

Latin, decree of the senate

First Known Use

1696, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of senatus consultum was in 1696

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“Senatus consultum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/senatus%20consultum. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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