What does senate mean?

Definitions for senate
ˈsɛn ɪtsen·ate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word senate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. senate(noun)

    assembly possessing high legislative powers

  2. United States Senate, U.S. Senate, US Senate, Senate(noun)

    the upper house of the United States Congress

Wiktionary

  1. senate(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From senat, from senat, from senatus, from senex.

  2. senate(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.

    Etymology: From senat, from senat, from senatus, from senex.

  3. Senate(ProperNoun)

    A legislative body in many countries.

    Etymology: From senat, from senat, from senatus, from senex.

  4. Senate(ProperNoun)

    The council that governed the ancient Roman Republic.

    Etymology: From senat, from senat, from senatus, from senex.

  5. Senate(ProperNoun)

    The Senate of Canada; the upper house of the Canadian parliament; "the Senate".

    Etymology: From senat, from senat, from senatus, from senex.

  6. Senate(ProperNoun)

    The United States Senate, "the Senate".

    Etymology: From senat, from senat, from senatus, from senex.

  7. Senate(ProperNoun)

    The upper legislative body of many of the states of the United States.

    Etymology: From senat, from senat, from senatus, from senex.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Senate(noun)

    an assembly or council having the highest deliberative and legislative functions

    Etymology: [OE. senat, F. snat, fr. L. senatus, fr. senex, gen. senis, old, an old man. See Senior, Sir.]

  2. Senate(noun)

    a body of elders appointed or elected from among the nobles of the nation, and having supreme legislative authority

    Etymology: [OE. senat, F. snat, fr. L. senatus, fr. senex, gen. senis, old, an old man. See Senior, Sir.]

  3. Senate(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. senat, F. snat, fr. L. senatus, fr. senex, gen. senis, old, an old man. See Senior, Sir.]

  4. Senate(noun)

    in general, a legislative body; a state council; the legislative department of government

    Etymology: [OE. senat, F. snat, fr. L. senatus, fr. senex, gen. senis, old, an old man. See Senior, Sir.]

  5. Senate(noun)

    the governing body of the Universities of Cambridge and London

    Etymology: [OE. senat, F. snat, fr. L. senatus, fr. senex, gen. senis, old, an old man. See Senior, Sir.]

  6. Senate(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. senat, F. snat, fr. L. senatus, fr. senex, gen. senis, old, an old man. See Senior, Sir.]

Freebase

  1. Senate

    A senate is a deliberative assembly, often the upper house or chamber of a bicameral legislature or parliament. There have been many such bodies in history, since senate means the assembly of the eldest and wiser members of the society and ruling class. The first official senate was the Roman senate of Ancient Rome. Many countries currently have an assembly named a senate, composed of senators who may be elected, appointed, have inherited the title, or gained membership by other methods, depending on the country. Modern senates typically serve to provide a chamber of "sober second thought" to consider legislation passed by a lower house, whose members are usually elected.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Senate

    sen′āt, n. a legislative or deliberative body, esp. the upper house of a national legislature, as of France, the United States, &c.: a body of venerable or distinguished persons: the governing body of the University of Cambridge.—ns. Sen′ate-house, a house in which a senate meets; Sen′ator, a member of a senate: in Scotland, the lords of session are called Senators of the College of Justice.—adj. Senatō′rial, pertaining to, or becoming, a senate or a senator.—adv. Senatō′rially, with senatorial dignity.—ns. Sen′atorship; Senā′tus, a governing body in certain universities.—Senātus academicus, the governing body of a Scotch university, consisting of the principal and professors; Senātus consult, a decree of the senate of ancient Rome. [L. senatussenex, senis, an old man.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Senate

    a name first bestowed by the Romans on their supreme legislative and administrative assembly; its formation is traditionally ascribed to Romulus; its powers, at their greatest during the Republic, gradually diminished under the Emperors; in modern times is used to designate the "Upper House" in the legislature of various countries, e. g. France and the United States of America; is also the title of the governing body in many universities.

Editors Contribution

  1. senate

    A type of unity government and unity legislature that creates legislation. Members are elected to this type of unity government through just, fair and transparent democratic citizen vote from the electorate using a proportional representation voting system. It is a form of unity government created and formed by representation from every elected political party elected to government and a proportionate number of elected independent politicians elected to this form of unity government within a country united to form a unity government and each represented in the unity government cabinet to work together for the optimum health, democracy, human rights, right to life, civil rights, ethical, fair, just and moral shared prosperity of all people in the country with the responsibility to work in unity with all elected political party politicians and elected independent politicians in the unity government and collaborate with all facets and structures of local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government or international unity government to ensure the electorate and people are empowered and their collective choices and voices are heard, understood, reflected and represented and equality and inclusion is empowered to all facets of each community, society, region, europe and country. All members are focused positively on cocreating in order of the priority of optimum health, democracy, human rights, right to life, civil rights, ethical, fair, just and moral shared prosperity for all, stability, unity government, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to housing, right to education, right to be a parent, right to childcare, right to a standard of living, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal distribution of income, wealth, fairness and justness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of global and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth and a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances.

    The senate use their authority to scrutinize the bills at a pre-legislative stage within a unity government.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 16, 2020  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Senate

    The Upper House of the United States Congress. The term properly implies an elder, from the Latin senis, an old man.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'senate' in Nouns Frequency: #2532

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of senate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of senate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of senate in a Sentence

  1. Mitch McConnell:

    Senate Republicans condemn David Duke and the KKK in the strongest terms possible.

  2. Debbie Walsh:

    You are talking about a situation where of the 127 women who serve in Congress, House and Senate, 106 are Democrats and 21 are Republicans. That's the biggest difference we've ever seen.

  3. Kristan Hawkins:

    In a stunning display of protecting abortion at all costs, the U.S. Senate failed to defend victims—women and little girls—of sex trafficking, the abortion lobby and their allies in the Senate should be ashamed of themselves.

  4. Representatives Speaker John Boehner:

    The fact is that the president needs her help in order to get Democrat votes in the House and Senate to get this passed, we've got the majority here in the House and the Senate, but we can't do this by ourselves.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    The Senate impeachment rules are very clear.

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