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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

The last time I saw Ted Kennedy was a generation after my first meeting, at the Senate subway below the Capitol on Obama's Inauguration Day. He was his usual gregarious and gracious self - with beaming smile and booming voice wishing my husband and me good luck with our pregnancy and expressing his excitement about the new president.
Christine Pelosi

Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate.
Orson Welles

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

We, the women of the Senate, with President Obama by our side, will keep fighting - our shoulders square, our lipstick on - because you deserve equal pay for your hard work.
Barbara Mikulski

I hope telling the story of how I went from being a single mom to serving in the Texas State Senate to running for governor will remind others that with the right leadership in government, where you start has nothing to do with how far you go.
Wendy Davis
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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
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