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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

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

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

If you're hanging around with nothing to do and the zoo is closed, come over to the Senate. You'll get the same kind of feeling and you won't have to pay.
Bob Dole

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

Enough of these little kitty cats we keep sending to Washington. David Dewhurst will compromise every day in the U.S. Senate... It's what he's done every day in state government.
Ted Cruz
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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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