the Senate

Definition of the Senate

  1. 1 :  the smaller group of the two groups of people who meet to discuss and make the laws of a country, state, etc. the New York State Senate; especially :  the smaller group of the two groups that form the U.S. Congress —often used before another noun the Senate race the Senate majority leader

  2. 2 :  the group of officials who led the ancient Roman government

Word by Word Definitions

senateplay Senate
  1. :  an assembly or council usually possessing high deliberative and legislative functions: such as

    :  the supreme council of the ancient Roman republic and empire

    :  the second chamber in the bicameral legislature of a major political unit (as a nation, state, or province)

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