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senate definition

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This page has two definitions of senate in English. Senate is a noun. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

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Etymology

From Middle English senat, from Old French senat, from Latin senātus (council of elders; a senate), from senex (old).

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senate (plural senates)

  1. In some bicameral legislative systems, the upper house or chamber.
  2. A group of experienced, respected, wise individuals serving as decision makers or advisors in a political system or in institutional governance, as in a university, and traditionally of advanced age and male.
    • 1818, Percy Bysshe Shelley,"The Revolt of Islam", canto 11, stanza 13, lines 4338-9,
      Before the Tyrant's throne
      All night his aged Senate sate.

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