senate


senate
sen|ate
Senate [ˈsenıt] n
[Date: 1100-1200; : Old French; Origin: senat, from Latin senatus, from senex 'old man']
1.) a) the Senate
the smaller and more important of the two parts of the government with the power to make laws, in countries such as the US, Australia, and France
The Senate approved the bill.
b)
a similar part of the government in many US states
the California state senate
2.) the Senate
the highest level of government in ancient Rome
3.)
the governing council at some universities

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.