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Definition of Senate

Senate

  1. An assembly or council having the highest deliberative and legislative functions.
  2. A body of elders appointed or elected from among the nobles of the nation, and having supreme legislative authority.
  3. The upper and less numerous branch of a legislature in various countries, as in France, in the United States, in most of the separate States of the United States, and in some Swiss cantons.
  4. In general, a legislative body; a state council; the legislative department of government.
  5. The governing body of the Universities of Cambridge and London.
  6. In some American colleges, a council of elected students, presided over by the president of the college, to which are referred cases of discipline and matters of general concern affecting the students.

Senate Quotations

You should see what our Founding Fathers used to say to each other and in the early part of our nation. But what they were able to do, especially in Philadelphia in 1787, four months, they argued about what a House should be, what a Senate should be, the power of the president, the Congress, the Supreme Court. And they had to deal with slavery.
Colin Powell

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
Will Rogers

About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.
Will Rogers

We will win an election when all the seats in the House and Senate and the chair behind the desk in the Oval Office and the whole bench of the Supreme Court are filled with people who wish they weren't there.
P. J. O'Rourke

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'
Theodore Roosevelt
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Senate Translations

senate in German is Senat
senate in Italian is senato, consiglio federale
senate in Spanish is senado
senate in Swedish is senaten