Definition of Senate

1. Noun. Assembly possessing high legislative powers.




2. Noun. The upper house of the United States Congress.

Definition of Senate

1. n. An assembly or council having the highest deliberative and legislative functions.

Definition of Senate

1. Proper noun. A legislative body in many countries. ¹

2. Proper noun. (historical) The council that governed the ancient Roman Republic. ¹

3. Proper noun. (Canada) The Senate of Canada; the upper house of the Canadian parliament; "the Senate". ¹

4. Proper noun. (American English) The United States Senate, "the Senate". ¹

5. Proper noun. (American English) The upper legislative body of many of the states of the United States. ¹

6. Noun. In some bicameral legislative systems, the upper house or chamber. ¹

7. Noun. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Senate

1. an assembly having high deliberative and legislative functions [n -S]

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Literary usage of Senate

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1. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1843)
"The House proceeded to the reconsideration of the amendment of the senate to the bill (No. 782) entitled " An act 'authorizing the reissue of Treasury notes ..."

2. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William L. Hickey, United States (1847)
"THE EXECUTIVE JOURNAL OF THE senate, FROM MARCH 4, 1789, TO MARCH 3, 1847. This Journal, from the commencement to March 3, ..."

3. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"This Journal as re-printed by order of the senate, from the commencement to ... The Executive Journal of the senate from March 4, 1829, to March 3, 1851, ..."

4. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1853)
"THE LEGISLATIVE JOURNAL OF THE senate OF THE UNITED STATES, FROM MARCH 4, 1789, TO MARCH 3,1851. Tliis Journal as re-printed by order of the senate, ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"THIRTY-THIRD CONGRESS Special session of senate — 4 March to 11 April 1853. ... Special session of senate — 15-16 June 1858. Second session — 6 Dec. ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"1846. Second session— 7 Dec. 1846 to 3 March 1847. senate —31 Democrats ... THIRTY-THIRD CONGRESS Special session of senate —4 March to 11 April 1853. ..."

7. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1900)
"The senate not only differs from the other House in the principle which it ... The House of Representatives is named by the people, the senate by the ..."

8. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison (1901)
"Before such a revolution can be effected, the senate, it is to be observed, ... It is evident that the senate must be first corrupted before it can attempt ..."

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