the Senate

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Senate

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 :the group of officials who led the ancient Roman government

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : the supreme council of the ancient Roman republic and empire

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


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