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senator

noun [C] uk   /ˈsen.ə.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/ ( written abbreviation Sen.)
a politician who has been elected to a Senate: Only two senators voted against the bill. [as form of address] It's a pleasure to meet you, Senator.
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senatorial
adjective uk   /ˌsen.əˈtɔː.ri.əl/ us    /-ˈtɔːr.i-/ mainly US
a senatorial candidate/committee
Translations of “senator”
in Korean 상원 의원…
in Arabic سيناتور (عُضو في مَجْلِس الشُيوخ)…
in Portuguese senador, -ora…
in Catalan senador, -a…
in Japanese 上院議員…
in Italian senatore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 參議員…
in Russian сенатор…
in Turkish senatör…
in Chinese (Simplified) 参议员…
in Polish senator…
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